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: