This is an advanced order for 'I Write the Needles Praise' A century of Sampler Making, 1630-1730 the new catalog for the exhibition Nov 2022 by Witney Antiques. If you are a lover of English band samplers, whitework samplers or spot samplers - this softcover book needs to have a space on your bookshelf. 144-book features a sampler and a page of research on it for 70 samplers. All of which are either recently on sale (call to ask Witney Antiques if still available) or brought out of private collection for the one month exhibition.
The research was done by Rebecca Scott and Isabella Rosner and covers both genealogy of the girls, new school information and comparable examples. It is written in the format of the highly coveted Feller Collection and Goodhart Sampler books published a decade ago.
This is being made available direct in the USA by Access Commodities who arranged for a special pallet of the books to be shipped here from the UK to make getting them easier as Witney does not have online ordering. The books are expected in my hands before Christmas and are already enroute.