Girlhood Embroidery, Vol I and Vol II; and American Needlework Treasures. Details of some of my favorites from Vol I are reproduced below.
|Above and below: details of an "Adam and Eve" sampler...|
|...by Lydia Hart, 1744|
|Allegory by Ann Peartree, 1739|
|Anonymous, late 18th century|
|Detail of watercolor depicting an English "Benevolent School" (anonymous, 1895) showing girls working on embroidery.|
|closeup detail of Ruthy's piece|