Sunday, September 09, 2007

Dutch samplers ~ part three ~ Various samplers

These first two photos are not a part of the temporary exhibit from Joke Visser's collection. These are part of the museum in Goes. I wanted to include them both as they are so beautiful.

A sewing sampler which was used to practice various weaving and sewing stitches.

I thought the copper plates were so pretty to see. They have monograms which were then transferred to the fabric.

This letter sampler was made back in the late 1700s and yet it is a popular sampler to create for stitchers today.

A sampler done in wool (Berlin work).

A sewing sampler which can be viewed from the front.....

.....and from the back. Click any of the photos to enlarge and see in detail.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing these samplers as much as I have enjoyed being able to share them with you. I only wish I could have taken you all with me to see it in person.


Nancy said...

Heidi these are truly amazing! You are so lucky to have seen them in person. I know I will be visiting your blog several times to look at all three entries over and over. I want the first sampler and the last from this post. Do you think if I asked nicely they would give them to me?!! I would take good care of them.

Anonymous said...

Heidi what beautiful pieces of artwork these must have been to see in person. Amazing what can be done with a needle and thread and some of those probably by candlelight as well. Thank you so much for sharing these with us. I probably won't ever get there in m lifetime, but I was able to get a glimpse through you.

Hugs - Karen

crazyhaberdasher said...

Simply beautiful! Heidi! Thankyou for showing us these, what a treat!
...and in years to come, there will be a collection of the wonderful needleworks of Heidi, and even more special because it will be all documented....and have a provenance, that makes it even more exceptional and valuable...!!!
Do you print your own blog pages and keep them in a folder/book? I think everyone should be doing so...!

Kristen said...

Wow, these are beautiful! The first picture is just wonderful! The colors are so vibrant. I am inspired by these pictures. It is especially wonderful that these were preserved for so long!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

These are beautiful! My favorites are the last few patchwork ones. I can only imagine the time it took to make these and that floss was not readily available back then like it is for us today.