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Threads of Useful Learning: Westtown School Samplers

Written by Mary Uhl Brooks

"As Westtown School's archivist, Mary Uhl Brooks has produced a rich and beautifully illustrated resource that documents all known samplers and embroidered globes made at that important Quaker school. Contextualized with many excerpts from letters, diaries, and school records, this extraordinary piece of scholarship provides us with an understanding of the lives of the students and teachers, and the strong Quaker faith that determined the form of both their education and their needlework from 1799 to 1843. This book is a treasure trove for needlework collectors as well as scholars of women's history, education, and religion." -Linda Easton, Senior Curator of textiles, Winterthur Museum

• Paperback, 346 pages, color illustrations throughout.

• 11.5" x 9.5" x 1"

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