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Ohio Is My Dwelling Place: Schoolgirl Embroideries, 1803-1850 Hardcover – December 12, 2002
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This is one of my favorite books; I own hundreds of needlework books and lately have been focusing on the history of needlework and particularly on samplers. What greatly surprises me about the Bibliography is that less than 10% of the entries are about needlework at all! But these are some of its books I own and can recommend:
Girlhood Embroidery: American Samplers & Pictorial Needlework, 1650-1850 (Two Volumes)
American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring
(These are by Betty Ring whom the author praises in the Acknowledgments and who praises the book in a blurb on the back cover.)
In the Neatest Manner: The Making of the Virginia Sampler Tradition
(Author Kimberly Smith, Associate Curator of Textiles at Colonial Williamsburg, penned the Preface to this book.Read more ›
She was a bright star and she gave Ohio an awesome bicentennial gift. I'm so sorry that the collection she assembled (which was documented in this book) was only a temporary exhibit instead of a permanent collection. This book covers samplers from each of the 88 counties in Ohio.
Her focus was the history of the samplers and their creators. It's not really a book for those that create samplers unless they are interested in authentic elements for a particular geographic area. Please keep this in mind if you are considering adding it to your collection.
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I just happen to be a sometimes stitcher and I'm a genealogist, and I'm originally from Ohio. A rare combination, perhaps, but just what it takes to get a kick out of Sue... Read morePublished on February 10, 2014 by James E. Dannemiller
I mainly purchased this book to hopefully learn more about the origin of the phrase "Ohio is my dwelling place". Read morePublished on October 28, 2013 by audrey gilbert