Needleprint, 2007. Paperback. 8vo, 91 pages. Firm binding; no loose pages. Book and cover with minimal wear. Very good. Item #4858
From the introduction: "Judith Hayle earned her living teaching girls needlework, instructing them as they painstakingly worked their samplers. Her job was not unusual . . . so why is it that today Judith's name is known to sampler scholars, collectors and enthusiasts on both sides of the Atlantic? Her importance lies in the fact that she is the only identified, 17th century, English needlework teacher whose name has been found on a sampler. The discover that she lived in Ipswich, a port on the east cost of England in the county of Suffolk has led, in turn, to the identification of many of her pupils."