Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Nice Article on School Girl Art

There is a nice article about schoolgirl art in America during the 18th and 19th century with many lovely pictures (large) of some of the most outstanding pieces of this work.  

Of course, some of them are unique, out of the ordinary which has made them extra valuable in the folk art market, but still fascinating to look at and enjoy.

I did have the opportunity to view this piece, which had been loaned to the American Folk Art Museum, when it was auctioned two years ago and I have to say that it was up there in my favorite embroideries of all time.  Not only fascinating mix of needlelace and sampler stitches, but the color choices and condition were fantastic.  It is only about 12" tall.   This would be a cool color scheme to work a piece in someday...


1 comment:

  1. I have always loved these colors together~ I stitched my trinket box in this same colorscheme~ having a dark background is always difficult for me, but how it comes out is worth all the squinting