A Sampler View of Colonial Life

September 1, 2009


children's bookBecause this is a children’s book it is a bit of a departure from the other books I’ve reviewed. I like this book because it explains colonial life from the perspective of sampler making. It is appropriately titled!

Written for the juvenile market by Mary Cobb and illustrated by Jan Davey Ellis, it does a nice job describing how cloth is made and threads are dyed; the various sampler stitches, verses and inscriptions used; and even the different types of schools children attended. Also included are 11 easy projects that are tangible illustrations of the various topics. Only one of the projects, however, actually involves stitching. 

This book is not only appropriate for children but adults as well; particularly teachers. It can be purchased new or used on-line at http://www.amazon.com.  


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