Monday, March 19, 2007

Hornbooks



There is lots of talk of hornbooks once again in the stitching world. I thought it would be fun to share mine with you. I stitched this up as part of a hornbook exhibition for one of my stitching lists back in 2005/2006. I used various alphabets from old Sajou charts and created my own design. It is stitched on unbleached 28 ct. linen 1/1. My step father made the hornbook for me. The black trim was given to me by a friend and I think it is leftover from her making her Dutch national costume. I had lots of fun planning it all out and stitching it.

It was also great fun to read about hornbooks and their place in history. You can read more about them at:

http://www.cedu.niu.edu/blackwell/books.html

http://www.cedu.niu.edu/blackwell/diffhbks.htm

http://www.rootsweb.com/~mosmd/hornbk.htm

http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/~kvander/toy31.html

http://www.dinsdoc.com/plimpton-1.htm

http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson166.shtml

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lovely!!!!I like your choice alphabets
thanks for the links
hugs
fran├žoise

Vee said...

Heidi thanks so much for sharing this...Your hornbook is wonderful. I've wondered about what exactly a "hornbook" was and thanks to your sharing, I now know :-)

Heidi said...

Very nice! I've never heard of Hoornbooks before, so thank you for leaving the sites - I'll be doing some research on these!