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New England cross-stitch embroidery
Eliza's Sampler, New England cross-stitch embroidery, 1998; Susan Hadley-Bulger (b. 1956); Littleton, Massachusetts; Single strand silk and cotton; 8 7/8 x 4 7/8 x 7/8 in. framed; Collection of the artist; Photography by Jason Dowdle
Eliza's Sampler, New England cross-stitch embroidery, 1998
Susan Hadley-Bulger (b. 1956)
Littleton, Massachusetts
Single strand silk and cotton
8 7/8 x 4 7/8 x 7/8 in. framed
Collection of the artist
Photography by Jason Dowdle
Ben's Sampler, textile; New England cross-stitch embroidery; 1995; Susan Hadley-Bulger (b. 1956); Single strand silk and linen; Collection of the artist
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Susan Hadley-Bulger
Littleton, MA
Susan Hadley-Bulger learned the exacting art of cross-stitch embroidery from her grandmother. Her tiny stitches of single-strand silk thread create band samplers, a traditional English form of needlework. Susan's samplers are family registers - she made one for each of her ten children. Some feature thirty different kinds of stitches, while others have a thread count of 1,600 stitches per square inch!
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