Sites worth revisiting – A 4 meter long band sampler

In the move I found some gems in the archive this is one of them. Imagine my pleasure in watching this video about a 4 meter long band sampler.

I have seen an Dutch/Australian band sampler that is similar to this one, only it was blue. It was the same sort of length and the same mix of practical stitchery and embroidery. I was told it was made by a needlwork teacher. Needless to say this tradition of creating a long thin band sampler, in part informed my own sampler.

Sorry no round up today as I have been a bit busy with the move. Back to normal tomorrow I promise!

Another long (13 foot) band sampler

Imagine my pleasure in watching this video about a 4 meter long band sampler.

I have seen an Dutch/Australian band sampler that is similar to this one, only it was blue. It was the same sort of length and the same mix of practical stitchery and embroidery. I was told it was made by a needlwork teacher. Needless to say this tradition of creating a long sampler, in part informed my own sampler.


With Needle And Brush an exhibit of embroidery

The Florence Griswold Museum is presenting an exhibition of samplers and embroidered pictures made by young women during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

With Needle and Brush: Schoolgirl Embroidery from the Connecticut River Valley does not have a large website but there are a few examples and a brief article online. It is worth making a cuppa and having a quick read and brief look if you are interested in historical textiles or the history of embroidery


Two online exhibits not to miss

screenshot of websiteA bit of favourites tidy up led me to this interesting website.

This collection of Embroidery from Boston is exhibited at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA).

There are a few band samplers in the collection so if you have been following the regular series about my band sampler and it has created a little interest you may wish to browse this site.

(Please note Flash must be installed in your browser to view it)

The next exhibit I have recently stumbled across was found via this piece on YouTube.

I think YouTube is a great way to  promote an exhibition in this case it is highlighting the pieces in American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity which is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

You can learn more about American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity here