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Needlepoint Samplers is an unusual book and quite hard-to-find. Samplers for Needlepoint is not a subject that has been written about much and this book does it very well.
Stitched samplers were one of the most popular forms of needlework from the 17th century to the end of the 19th century. Indeed, they are still being stitched today. Most of what you see are Embroidered or Cross Stitch Samplers on cloth. Needlepoint Samplers are rare.
The author traces the development of Needlepoint Samplers as well as Samplers in general from their earliest days using pictures of beautifully worked Samplers from museums all over the world.
There are 16 original Sampler designs, based on traditional motifs. They can be stitched in either Needlepoint or Cross Stitch. Each design has clear directions, a graph and color chart as well as a full color picture of the finished canvas.
Needlepoint Samplers is a hardcover book, it was published in by Cassell Ltd in London in 1981. It has 96 pages.
This book is in very good, almost perfect condition.