lucky you! LOL
Remind me again why your magazine chooses not to consider reproduction Cross Stitch Samplers in your Directory of Traditional Crafts? ~ I am a long-time reader, and enjoy every issue...especially the Directories...in fact, it was one Cross Stitch Sampler alone, that was shown in your Directory, that started me on my sampler-making journey...I am now a designer of reproduction 18th and 19th century schoolgirl styled cross stitch samplers and needlework samplers.Your current issue (Aug. 2010) has many talented folks in the Directory, and you include many makers of hooked rugs in the Textiles/Rugs/Needlework catagory, but not Cross Stitch Samplers...you state on page 51 that: "For twenty five years EAL has celebrated the handcraftmanship of traditional artisans working in period media and styles"...and..."Whether creating skilled reproductions of exsisting antique masterpieces or artistic interpretations of authenticated early forms, all Directory artisans bring tradional materials, methods and sensibilities to their work."Why then, not Cross Stitch Samplers, when you also include in said same category, makers of miniature punch needle embroidery?I would love to be clued-in...even better, I would love the chance to submit some of my works to be included in your Directory...after all, women and girls learned to write, spell and create beautiful works of art by working on their cross stitch samplers...Please reconsider adding reproduction/original Cross Stitch Samplers back into your categories?
let me know your thoughts please...
or, send them a letter too!