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The Goodhart Samplers – an extraordinary book


The Goodhart Samplers

How good it is to have broadband again! This would have been impossible with a dial up connection! I have taken delivery of my copies of The Goodhart Samplers published by Needleprint and it is such a lovely book I have taken delivery of lots more copies as I know that you will just love it. I am happy to supply by post but the book weighs 1700grams so it is not an impulse buy!

Please go to Books and Media and scroll down the page.

It a wonderful book with the best needlework photography I have ever seen. I saw Douglas’s exhibition of samplers in London many years ago and bought the little catalogue at the time, which was almost all in black & white. Douglas Goodhart collected samplers, particularly band samplers and motif samplers as a hobby and  left his collection to the nation. It is now housed at Montecute House, Somerset, England (You need to visit the house three years in sucession to see them all)


As you can see from the picture above, the dust jacket includes a detailed chart of one of the samplers illustrated in the book – a lovely touch.


The picture above shows one of the contents pages, with the band samplers illustrated with the stitchers name


Demonstrating the remarkable colour photography used throughout the book

I could go on and on but I think you must see the book for yourself!



Date posted: Thursday, April 2, 2009


Comments (2)

I treated myself to a copy of this at the last stitching weekend – and what a treat it is! This is a FANTASTIC book, altho’ I dread to think what it would cost to post :o(

Comment by Christine Berrett on Friday, April 3, 2009

I am so glad I had earmarked this book as part of the Linen Tour. Who needs to read Barbara Cartland trash when one can lose oneself in books like these. Amazing. (And a big thank you to Malcolm and Bill for carrying it as part of my luggage on and off the coach)
Happy Stitching!

Comment by Brigitte Gant on Monday, April 27, 2009

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