New Zealand's historic samplers our stitched stories

Maker and role
Vivien Caughley, Author
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Includes bibliographical references and index. Includes image of item stitched by Elizabeth Proctor that is held at MOTAT (2010.444), page 64. A unique glimpse into our cultural history, and particularly women's history, through more than 80 historic samplers - many specially photographed for the book. Through exceptional first-hand research, involving travel around New Zealand and overseas, author Vivien Caughley has created a fascinating story that opens a window on our past, and the history and craft of needlework. It features samplers by colonial women through to those who stitched samplers during World War II. This beautifully produced book will appeal to needlework practitioners, artists and designers, academics, and genealogists. The reverse of the jacket features a design of one of the samplers with instructions.
Physical description
184 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 27 cm.
Other title
Historic samplers
Credit line
Vivien Caughley. 2014. New Zealand's historic samplers our stitched stories, 14-4972. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).


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