As stitched on to her handsome sampler, Martha Dana Lyon was born on December 2, 1806 and worked this when she was age 12. She was the daughter of Capt. Judah Lyon (1774-1853) and his wife, Mehitable Child (b. 1779) of Woodstock, Connecticut.
European folk art and was pleasantly surprise to discover the work of UK illustrator, Karoline Rerrie. This awesome series of folk art inspired designs was created using drawing, painting, silk screen printing and Japanese Gocco printing. These prints would certainly brighten any room. Images: Courtesy of Karoline Rerrie
This splendid sampler features an outstandingly folky scene with a house and trees and birds – it was worked in 1808 by Elizabeth Ann Marks. The pictorial elements are at the same time simple and complex; for example the house is depicted frontally and with heavy, outline but the many-mullioned windows, fanlight and checkerboard chimneys with slanting black smoke provide unusual and highly appealing detail.