The Sampler Family Tree


This Individual Correspondence Course with teacher Carolyn Standing Webb will help you to explore the history that is the family tree of samplers with all of the different branches. Samplers reflect so much of the history of the women and girls that stitched them. You will spend several months studying samplers as you narrow your field of interest.

You will then choose your favorite kind of sampler: it can be a historical era (like 17th century), a type of sampler (like Quaker Samplers), a country (like Mexico) or another type with the teacher’s guidance. You will then write several pages about your research, explaining what you learned, why it is your favorite and then stitch a sampler that would be typical of that kind.
This course is at least one third research with the rest being design and stitching.

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Part 1: 2 months study —send to the teacher 2 to 3 pages on a topic as in: school, materials, type, century. This must include footnotes and research sources and will be published on class blog.

Part 2: 1 month for design— send to teacher. This is subject to alteration and revision as you stitch.

Part 3: 6 months for stitching— send to teacher 2 to 3 times to check technique and progress.

Teacher: Carolyn Standing Webb
Prerequisite: Experience with counted thread embroidery

Time: Six months
Class Fee: $110 (Fee is for course only. Text will be added based on the customer’s selection of text format)
Text Fee: $40 PDF Download; $55 Hard Copy.
Supplies(approximate): $35 – $50
ICC Pin Thread Color: DMC #3816

Visit The Sampler Family Tree class page for additional information about the teacher and class.

Note: Please read the Student Responsibilities on the ICC page before enrolling. The timeline for course completion begins when you register. There are no refunds for course or text fees so make your selection carefully.