Sampler motifs for use in crazy quilting

Thanks everyone for the comments on yesterdays post. I thought I was over reacting. I love needlework samplers. I have been poking about the sampler and freebie cross stitch sites as small cross stitch and even weave motifs can be worked on crazy quilting blocks using the waste canvas method. …

Mourning Samplers

I have been wandering about, down the paths of textile history, poking about in digital collections online and found a few snippits about the connections between mourning pictures and samplers. Around 1800 mourning samplers became not only popular but conventionalized. Mourning pictures heavily influenced mourning embroidery. So this is a …