Sunday, June 21, 2015

A piece of my sampler

Ritva and Miriam had the same theme for the fabric book page swap at Fibre Fever. Their theme was traditional craft, which made me think about the samplers little girls had to stitch. I visited an exhibition with lots of these old samplers back in the 80’s. The book with samplers I bought then and the borders for Randje per week were the inspiration for these samplers. The scissor came from a sampler dated 1734, the butterfly was on a sampler dated 1873.

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  1. The samplers look realy nice! I love the 'classic' birds!

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    1. Dank je wel, Marjolein. Volgens mij kwamen die pauwen uit een oude Libelle special.

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  2. how they sittched so perfect;y when they had such poor lighting and were usually done by very young girls, old samplers are wonderful to see

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    1. Yes, these girls made beautiful samplers!

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  3. The old samplers are little treasures!

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    1. Yes, they are. And it was fun to use some patterns in my samplers.

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    1. Thanks, Chitra. It was fun to design and stitch.

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  5. These samplers are amazing, such a lot of work! I have been meaning to stitch something with scissors as the main subject for my blog header but can't quite decide the best way yet! Barbara xx

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    1. Thanks, Barbara. I have a similar problem with my blog header, I cannot decide about the design I want to stitch.

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