Friday, 23 November 2012

Mary Jenkin's New Welsh Folk Art Sampler Blog

I was chatting to Mary Jenkins the other day when she mentioned she had set up a blog devoted to Welsh samplers and I thought you would be fascinated to read about this subject, interpreted by an expert on the spot.

Mary is principally known and loved for her quilts. She has a lovely quilt blog which you can visit by clicking here. But she is also a collector of textiles and one are of her specialism is Welsh samplers.

Mary believes that Welsh wool samplers should be judged as folk art rather than needlework because they are not finely worked. They were made in Wales in the latter half of the 19th century when sampler making had become less fashionable. Mary's blog will record some interesting examples as they appear online - an entirely new research resource. She hopes you will visit her - just click here.

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