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Title:
A sampler view of colonial life
Author:
Cobb, Mary.
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Publication Information:
Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
Describes the samplers stitched by girls in colonial America and explains what these samplers tell about the lives of their makers. Includes simple projects.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.2 1.0 35942.
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ISBN:
9780761303725

9780761303824
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Book

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A look at day-to-day colonial life through the samplers that were stitched by girls from the author-artist team of our best-selling The Quilt Block History of Pioneer Days.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-5. The author of The Quilt Block History of Pioneer Days (1995) turns her attention to the history and craft of making samplers. Originally samples of embroidery stitches, the samplers became the means for girls to practice their sewing skills. Cobb discusses the development of schools in colonial America and the importance of the sampler in a girl's education. Related topics include weaving and dyeing as well as battledores (folded cards with letters and numbers) and copybooks. Interspersed with the historical chapters are suggestions for projects such as weaving paper strips, making place cards with cross-stitch lettering, and creating a sampler on a computer. Many decorative watercolor illustrations make this an attractive choice. --Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-An attractive, easy craft book on the theme of Colonial samplers. The 11 projects are prefaced with one to three pages of text that describe embroidery, design, verses, penmanship, and individuality as well as the parts of a sampler and its role in Colonial education. Paper, crayons, pens, and computers are used in the projects; only the last one involves sewing. Most of the activities are simple enough for young elementary students (folding paper wall pockets, drawing cross-stitches); others are harder (weaving paper strips, making a computer-font sampler). Cobb includes a lot of interesting history. Best of all, the whole package is so appealing, featuring full-color drawings and borders that appear to be hand stitched, that even reluctant artists will want to sample this offering.-Linda Beck, Indian Valley Public Library, Telford, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.