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Admire Mexican embroidery samplers done by schoolgirls covering four centuries and three traditions. See three lace knitting patterns from a European sampler, deciphered by a tenacious knitter. Then, try your hand at knitting these lace patterns. Check out the cross-stitch samplers of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. See a sampling of early American sampler quilts. Admire prized Dutch and English darning samplers. See very special crochet sample books from the early 1900s. Learn how Anna Rasmus Holsten managed to leave her daughter an 8-foot-long silk ribbon roll, covered in crocheted samples. See Moravian samplers, which are part of a 250-year-long tradition of commitment to women’s education. There are schoolgirls’ samplers from Linden hall, samplers from the Moravian Girls’ School of Salem, and Moravian sampler motifs for you to stitch. See the patterns between the pages of Miss Pruden’s lace diary.
Knit Mrs. Hasting’s fan edge from Miss Pruden’s lace diary. Make a cross-stitch alphabet trimming. Crochet a curtain edging. Crochet a medallion. Make a block-style crib quilt. Cross-stitch some unique bookmarks. Embroider your own Mexican sampler, using cross-stitch, satin stitch, and double running stitch.
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