Another exceptional book in excellent condition. Hard back, full size, 250 lavishly illustrated pages.
This is a very comprehensive guide to the history of decorative needlework
from early to modern times with sections written by Anna Sebba (who has written extensively on samplers) and Rosemary Ewles (who authored the first Goodhart book) as well as Lanto Synge.
Here you can see a selection of pages showing 17th century needlework.
Sources and patterns of decorative needlework are explored and discussed.
No prizes for recognizing the Jane Bostocke sampler below!
Some of the other samplers you may recognize from the Goodhart Samplers book - the two on the left are wonderful examples.
The book contains a comprehensive list of museums where you can see the items shown in the book.