Change to Program Calendar

Please note that we have switched two of the fall programs to accommodate our presenters’ schedules.  Barbara Bernard will present her anniversary project at the October meeting.  Look for the coupon in the August newsletter. Barbara Hutson will present a lecture on the Loudoun County Reproduction Sampler (aka Phebe Nichols 1824) in November.  That coupon was included in the June-July newsletter.

Hope to see you at both programs, as well as Betsy Morgan’s workshop in September.

NY-trendy embroidered sweaters

From T, the New York Times style magazine, comes a story about an entrepreneurial venture in embroidered sweaters.

Rachelle Hruska MacPherson, the co-founder and C.E.O. of Guestofaguest.com, which chronicles the social and cultural lives of young socialites,09look_instagram-master768stitched the word “Booyah” onto a cashmere sweater. The letters were crude and lopsided, but she liked the way they looked. Before long, her Instagram posts of other sweaters, with phrases like “Outlaw” and “Where’s the Outrage,” were sparking high demand. At first she obliged only a few people — “Original Gangsta” for Christy Turlington; “Fight the Power” for Mark Ruffalo — but now they’re on sale.

For $360 each!  Can you believe it?

A Queen Elizabeth I dress found

The U.K. tabloid the Daily Mail is not the first place one thinks of for needlework news.  It tends to feature celebrity exposes, true crime stories and diet tips.  But LSG member Sharlotte DeVere turned up an article about the discovery of an an exquisite cloth of silver worn by Elizabeth I at St Faith’s Bacton church, Herefordshire.

The 16th Century cloth might have cost three years’ wages for average laborer. There are plans to put the cloth on display after its been restored.

 

53rd Annual Needlework Exhibition at Woodlawn

It’s time once again for the premier exhibit of hand needlework on the East Coast.

The 53rd annual needlework exhibit will take place at Woodlawn from March 2 – 31, 2016.
The Loudoun Sampler Guild’s day to volunteer will be Saturday, March 19.  Please contact Barbara Gay if you have not yet signed up for a shift.

This year, the In Stitches shop is handling mailed entries for the Woodlawn show.  Questions: InStitches100@aol.com.

For more information on the Needlework Exhibition and Sale, please use the following link:

http://www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org/new-page-1/

Update on Talbot Historical Society Sampler Event

The Talbot Historical Society is holding an exhibition, symposium, and sale of American and European needlework entitled “Head, Heart and Hands” on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Easton, Maryland. The exhibition will showcase over 40 highly detailed samplers, which provide a snapshot into the daily lives of 18th and 19th century women.

The symposium will kick off with a  talk by nationally recognized needlework expert (and Loudoun Sampler Guild member), Barbara Hutson, followed by the sale of 28 or so samplers. Barbara will be around all day to answer questions.

TCH - Nichols Sampler Harriet Herrick, AE 9, linsey-woolsey

The event is FREE, but space is limited for the talk.  Anyone wanting to attend should call to reserve a spot.  410.820.7525

Lecture at the DAR Museum, April 21

Loudoun Sampler Guild members may recall the 2008 DAR Museum exhibition Telling Their Stories: 19th Century Samplers and Silk Embroideries.   Eighty examples of schoolgirl art were presented in the context of the makers’ lives in place and time. Eight years later, there is more to relate not only about recent acquisitions, but also some discoveries about old favorites. Olive Graffam, Curator of Collections/Research Associate, DAR Museum, will continue the narrative with this free “Tuesday Talk.”

Sampler Art Exhibition (and Sale!) on the Eastern Shore of Maryland

Loudoun Sampler Guild members will be interested in The Talbot Historical Society’s exhibition, symposium, and sale of American and European needlework entitled “Head, Heart and Hands” on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Easton, Maryland. The exhibition will showcase over 40 highly detailed samplers, which provide a snapshot into the daily lives of 18th and 19th century women.

The symposium will feature talks by nationally recognized needlework experts (and Loudoun Sampler Guild members), Cindy Steinhoff and Barbara Hutson at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  A sale of a large selection of samplers will take place at 4 p.m., however none of the samplers from the Society’s collection will be sold. All profits will support community outreach and programming at the Talbot Historical Society.

Registration is required. The cost is $25 per person. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. See Tharpe Antiques and Decorative Arts Facebook page or call 410-820-7525 for more information.



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