The Grammar of Ornament online

After yesterday’s post  about articles in the V&A journal  I went poking around the net a little further and discovered The Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture houses an online copy of Owen Jones classic The Grammar of Ornament This book is beautifully illustrated and influences textile design to this …

A Digitised Book on Samplers

For anyone interested in samplers and their history I discovered the 1926 edition of Leigh Ashton’s Samplers Selected and Described as a digitised book free online. The overview from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries covers primarily English samplers but European and American samplers are also included. The book contains …