08 March 2011

By Human Hands No. 1

When young girls were taught various embroidery stitches
they would put their talents to the test in Samplers.  

Recently, I learned about "Darning Samplers" where instead of flowers or alphabets,
the fabric was covered in the various darning stitches a young girl had to know.

 So very beautiful, despite being so utlitarian!

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