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    New Zealand's Historic Samplers

    Our Stitched Stories

    "A sampler may be the only words of a woman which survive."


    Vivien Caughley has created a fascinating story that opens a window on our past, and the history and craft of needlework.


    A unique glimpse into New Zealand history, with more than 80 historic samplers and their stories, including Mrs Cook and her map sampler, Maori women in the first Mission houses, and settler mothers and daughters from the Far North to the Deep South at school, at home, and together.


    The reverse of the jacket features the design of the 1853 sampler featured on the front with full instructions.



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