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Pownalborough Court House

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23 Court House Rd
Dresden, ME United States

September 2021

“My fingers on the canvas move.”: A History of Textile Samplers with Susan Jerome

September 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pownalborough Court House, 23 Court House Rd
Dresden, ME United States
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Quickly now, what do you think of when someone begins to speak of a sampler? Words of wisdom, often from the Bible, stitched on to a piece of fabric? The alphabet, in capital and small letters, embroidered in a cross-stitch in both cursive and block letters? And one form of needlework often signed by the maker, unlike so many other kinds of needlecraft made by women before the twentieth century. This program explores the ways in which samplers are a…

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