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!
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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.
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.
Oh my! What a fabulous collection of samplers. I'd have loved to attend the exhibition.
Thanks so much for sharing the pictures Heidi.
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!
How beautiful they all are, thanks so much for taking pictures. they are wonderful to look at.
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 :>)
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!
Love love love all the samplers - but especially the red and white ones. What a delight to see!
Linda in VA
Thanks to sharing with us all those gorgeous works! Paule
These samplers are absolutely gorgeous !!! Thank you so much for sharing :-)
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