Written by: Barb Adams and Alma Allen Barb Adams and Alma Allen of Blackbird Designs have joined with the Spencer Museum of Art to share historical schoolgirl samplers with the cross stitchers of today. There is much to admire when perusing these lovely examples of needlework. Figures stroll through gardens of enormous flowers, baskets can be as large as a house and blossoms almost as big as a person can float through the sky. Still the casual observer strolling through the garden feels that all is right with the world … it is folk art at its best! You will find examples of samplers spanning the years of 1710 – 1841. Barb and Alma include nine projects to stitch based on these wonderful works of art that were crafted by children so long ago.
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