While I was in Goes, I was so lucky to be able to go see the samplers exhibit on loan from Joke Visser. I was allowed to photograph them and tried to take a good amount to share with all my stitching friends online. I will break them up into three parts so you won't be in 'picture overload'. Part one is the Red and White samplers which were the school samplers here in Holland. They were stitched by girls in elementary school, often no older than nine or ten years of age. These samplers were used to teach the girls the skills of sewing as well as learning the alphabet and counting. Don't forget you can click on these photos to enlarge them for detail. In many of the samplers, you can see the name and date. Enjoy them!