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‘Remember Now Thy Creator’

Scottish Girls' Samplers, 1700-1872

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by Naomi Tarrant

“Many questions… are raised in this magnificent volume and the author’s analysis of the different elements in the samplers is superbly illustrated by the 121 full coloured plates. This is a very important volume for helping our understanding of the history behind these labours of love that some of us are privileged to own.”
Barbara Crawford in The Antiquaries Journal

Remember Now Thy Creator certainly achieves Tarrant’s stated aim of showing how fascinating these samplers are as windows onto the social, religious, political and gendered history of Scotland.”
Sally Tuckett in Journal of Scottish Historical Studies

Embroidered samplers show the one aspect of girls’ education that leaves the most lasting and tangible memorial of that part of their lives. The aim of this book is to look at samplers made in Scotland, putting them within the social context of the period, as well as examining their place in the education of girls. The time span covers the first emergence of a specific Scottish style and ends with the introduction of the 1872 Education (Scotland) Act, which made schooling a local government responsibility and led eventually to downplaying the importance of sampler making. Before they could make an embroidered sampler, all girls had to learn how to sew a fine seam and other elements needed for making their own clothes. Girls in Scotland made samplers within a general British tradition, but some designs appear to have developed that are specifically Scottish, such as the use of red and green alphabets.

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Weight 1.8 kg
Dimensions 30.5 x 2.3 x 24.2 cm
ISBN

978-1-908332-07-3

Number of pages

256

Format

Hardcover

Publication date

01 October 2014

Illustrations

More than 200 full-colour illustrations

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