Wyld, Helen (2018) Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers. NMSE - Publishing Ltd, Edinburgh, pp. 79-94. ISBN 9781910682203

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Abstract

Samplers were embroidered pictures made by girls, and occasionally boys, as part of their education. Scottish samplers are unique with regard to the amount of information that can be gathered from them. They often include the initials of extended family members as well as details of buildings, places and events, leading to the identification of almost all of these young embroiderers. Leslie Durst, an American with a passion for Scotland, has a collection of over 500 samplers dating from the early 18th to the late 19th century; a small section of them will be exhibited at the National Museum of Scotland 26 October 2018 to 21 April 2019. This book showcases these and reveals the stories behind many of them - embroidered records of two centuries of Scottish social history.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
Theme: Identities and cultural contacts
Department: Art and Design (from 2012)
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2018 12:15
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2018 12:16
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/2129

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