Thursday, September 06, 2007

Dutch samplers ~ part one ~ Red and White

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!











12 comments:

Anonymous said...

they are all so nice, but my favorite is the last picture. the one that says souvenir. the one above that one is really nice also.
love mom

Nancy said...

Such beautiful samplers! Thanks for thinking of us to share these. I never realized that some Dutch samplers were in red and white. What a wonderful exhibit.

Solstitches said...

Oh my! What a fabulous collection of samplers. I'd have loved to attend the exhibition.
Thanks so much for sharing the pictures Heidi.

diane said...

You were so lucky to be able to go AND to take pictures! I know lots of times that isn't allowed, but thank you for sharing as I am not likely to get to Goes anytime soon!! They are all wonderful, I can't wait to see the rest of them!

Sharon said...

How beautiful they all are, thanks so much for taking pictures. they are wonderful to look at.

Anonymous said...

Oh Heidi, what a feast for the eyes and the senses!! They are so beautiful. It's incredible to think that these detailed pieces were stitched by such young children. The redwork pieces in the last photo are so beautiful. Are they hankerchiefs?
I have to say, your photography is wonderful. The close ups are so clear and bright.
Thanks so much for taking us with you to this exhibition :>)
Hugs, Angela

Tanya said...

Gorgeous exhibit - I bet that was such fun going through! Lucky you could take pictures - some museums with textiles here don't allow photography. Those are so beautiful and the way it was set up looks wonderful.

The darning samplers are nice too. Great pictures, my dear!
Tanya

Anonymous said...

Love love love all the samplers - but especially the red and white ones. What a delight to see!

Linda in VA

PauleM said...

Thanks to sharing with us all those gorgeous works! Paule

tempus fugit said...

These samplers are absolutely gorgeous !!! Thank you so much for sharing :-)

Anonymous said...

mermeilleux!!!!!
gorgeous exhibit!!!!
hugs
fran├žoise

Anonymous said...

merveilleux!!!!