Selected Antique Needlework Bibliography

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Allen, Gloria Seaman. Family Record Genealogical Watercolors and Needlework. Washington, DC: DAR Museum, 1989.

A Maryland Sampling: Girlhood Embroidery, 1738-1860. Maryland Historical Society, 2007.

Columbia's Daughters: Girlhood Embroidery from the District of Columbia. Chesapeake Book Company, Sampler Consortium, 2012.

Anderson, Lynne and Allen, Gloria Seaman. Wrought with Careful Hand: Ties of Kinship on Delaware Samplers. Dover, DE: Biggs Museum of American Art and the Sampler Consortium, 2014.

Bolton, Ethel Stanwood and Coe, Eve Johnston. American Samplers. Boston: The Massachusetts Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1921.

Brickley, Lynne Templeton, Glee Krueger, Sally Schwager, Theodore and Nancy Sizer. To Ornament Their Minds: Sarah Pierce's Litchfield Female Academy 1792-1833. The Litchfield Historical Society, Litchfield, Connecticut, 1993.

Brooke, Xanthe. Catalogue of Embroideries. The Lady Lever Art Gallery. Alan Sutton Publishing Inc., 1992.

Brooks, Mary Uhl. Threads of Useful Learning: Westtown School Samplers. Westtown School, 2015.

Browne, Clare, and Jennifer Wearden. Samplers From the Victoria and Albert Museum. London, V & A Publications, 1999.

Campanelli, Dan & Marty. A Sampling of Hunterdon County Needlework: The Motifs, the Makers & their Stories. Flemington, NJ: Hunterdon County Historical Society, 2013.

Edmonds, Mary Jaene. Samplers and Samplermakers, An American Schoolgirl Art 1700-1850. New York: Rizzoli; 1991.

Herr, Patricia T. The Ornamental Branches, Needlework and Art from the Lititz Moravian Girls' School Between 1800 and 1865. The Heritage Center Museum of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1996.

Hersh, Tandy and Charles. Samplers of the Pennsylvania Germans. Birdsboro, PA: Pennsylvania German Society, 1991.

Humphrey, Carol. Samplers, Fitzwilliam Museum Handbooks. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Quaker School Girl Samplers from Ackworth. NEEDLEPRINT & Ackworth School Estates Limited, 2006.

Ivey, Kimberly Smith. In the Neatest Manner. The Making of the Virginia Sampler Tradition. Colonial Williamsburg and Curious Works Press, 1997.

Krueger, Glee F. A Gallery of American Samplers: The Theodore H Kapnek Collection. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1978.

New England Samplers to 1840. Sturbridge, Mass.: Old Sturbridge Village, 1978.

Lukacher, Joanne Martin. Imitation and Improvement: The Norfolk Sampler Tradition. Redmond, WA: In the Company of Friends, LLC, 2013.

Newell, Aimee E. A Stitch in Time: The Needlework of Aging Women in Antebellum America. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2014.

Parmal, Pamela A. Samplers from A to Z. Boston, Massachusetts: MFA Publications, 2000.

Ring, Betty. American Needlework Treasures. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1987.

Girlhood Embroidery: American Samplers & Pictorial Needlework, 1650-1850. Knopf, 1993.

Let Virtue be a Guide to Thee: Needlework in the Education of Rhode Island Women, 1730-1820. Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1983.

Rounds, Leslie L. I My Needle Ply with Skill: Maine Schoolgirl Needlwork of the Federal Era. Saco, ME: Saco Museum, 2013.

Schiffer, Margaret B. Historical Needlework of Pennsylvania. New York. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1968.

Schoelwer, Susan P. Connecticut Needlework: Women, Art, and Family, 1740-1840. Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT, 2010.

Schorsch, Anita. Mourning Becomes America: Mourning Art in the New Nation. Clinton, New Jersey: The Main Street Press, 1976.

Staples, Kathy, and Lynn Tinley. "Some Honest Worke in Hand..." English Samplers from the Seventeenth Century. Greenville, South Carolina, 2001.

Staples, Kathy. This Have I Done: Samplers and Embroideries from  Charleston and the Lowcountry. Curious Works Press and the Charleston Museum, 2002.

An Anonymous Woman Her Work Wrought In The 17th Century. Curious Work Press, 1992.

British Embroidery: Curious Works from the Seventeenth Century. Colonial Williamsburg and Curious Works Press, 1998.

Georgia's Girlhood Embroidery: Crowned with Glory and Immortality. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 2015.

Studebaker, Sue. Ohio Samplers, Schoolgirl Embroideries 1803-1850. Warren County Historical Society, 1988.

Ohio Is My Dwelling Place. Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2002.

Swan, Susan B. A Winterthur Guide to American Needlework. New York: Crown Publishers, 1976.

Plain and Fancy: American Women and Their Needlework, 1700-1850. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1977.

Tarrant, Naomi E A. Remember Now Thy Creator: Scottish Girls' Samplers, 1700-1872. Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 2014.

Tyner, Judith A. Stitching the World: Embroidered Maps and Women's Geographical Education. Ashgate, 2015.