The Fund has contributed towards the publication of Patterns of Childhood: Samplers from Glasgow Museums.
The samplers held in Glasgow Museums' Burrell and European Textiles costume and textiles collections span over 300 years.
As well as many interesting samplers made in Glasgow, the collections also include:
- two made by Frances Cheyney
- several by pupils at Ackworth School
- a poignant sampler Done in Exile, and
- a six-foot stickmustertuch from Germany.
These samplers provide a fascinating record of political, social and technological history. And they offer tantalising glimpses into the lives of their makers.
This book will appeal to embroidery and textile enthusiasts as well as to social historians.
Patterns of Childhood: Samplers from Glasgow Museums is priced £9.99, and is available at Glasgow Museum shops, and bookshops across the country. ISBN: 978-0-7136-7476-7.