About me

Samplers – aren’t they just charming? Any kind for itself, each in its time? At some time I discovered them and I have remained faithful to them for almost 30 years. I stare open-mouthed at most of them, I make charts of some of them, and I work a few. I have designed some walls in our home with them and I have illuminated them for viewing.

In the beginning private collectors – friends of mine – made the sampler of "desire" and "amorousness" available for reproduction. Often I was able to count the original piece at home and I found pleasure in it for a long time until the sampler was transferred on graph paper. Later the samplers of until then strangers and of museums were added.

choosing the colours
Living room

My black samplers from Vierlande and from Ackworth hang above our music board.

Publications:

"DS 1842" in Sonderheft "neue mode", 1992
"DS 1842" in Sonderheft "neue mode" 1/93, 2/93 und 3/93
"DS 1842" in burda-spezial "Kreuzstich" 21/95
"WCM 1820" in burda-special "Kreuzstich" 20/96
"M. Levy 1840" in "SAMPLER & ANTIQUE NEEDLEWORK QUARTERLY", Winter 2008, Volume 53

Exhibition:

"Alte Mustertücher - nachgestickt" (50 reproduction samplers from all over the world) at EVAS ARCHE, Ökumenisches Frauenzentrum, Berlin-Mitte, Große Hamburger Str. 28 from January 8 to February 2, 2001

 

Fairs:

Textile Art Berlin 2006 with U. Scheer and D. Kandzi
Textile Art Berlin 2007 with U. Scheer (she took both photos) and D. Kandzi

Textile Art Berlin 2007
our stall 2007

Handarbeitsbörse 2008

stall Handarbeitsbörse 2008
under discussion

Textile Art Berlin 2008

my stall on Textile Art Berlin 2008
dialogue

Textile Art Berlin 2009

my stall 2009
my stall 2009
my stall 2009
my stall 2009

Textile Art Berlin 2010

Bhooma's Mette has arrived
Detail
cushions and hearts
Detail
Mette

Countdown to the trade show. The first guest has arrived.

Karen's Mette has arrived
Detail
fabrics and cushions
Diamonds
Putfarckens

Another celebrity is in.

double Mette

Both of the guests at the breakfast table...

on the eve of the trade show
the samplers are hanging
finished

I've built up the stand.

Impressions from the fair:

at the entrance
terrific art objects
paper art
the stall is built up
telling of Mette's origin
talks
Ex Antiques
everyone is interested in Mette
felt art
lecture
textile art
three reds on the line
found on a round tour
my quilt of hearts
paper art

Handarbeitsbörse 2010

building up the stall
Everything is prepared for the first day.
exhibit of the patchwork guild
exhibit of the patchwork guild
exhibit of the patchwork guild
patchwork piece from Berlin
Saturday

Textile Art Berlin 2011

my stall
Brigitte's exhibits
meeting friends
talks
paper art
paper art
paper art

Handarbeitsbörse 2011, Neubrandenburg

two loans have arrived
at the stall
first visitors
at the stall
hearts
patchwork quilt at a stall nearby
red and white quilt
my red and white wall
flowers
Ursel Zscherper's loans
displayed quilt

Textile Art Berlin 2012

BW 1880, EH 1875 and MTAB 1845 worked by Bhooma Aravamudan
EH 1875 35ct over 2 and EH 1875 25ct over 1

Bhoomas little miracles travelled thousands of kilometres to be present at TEXTILE ART BERLIN 2012 on June 9 and 10.

old patchwork fabrics
my cushions

Lovely old fabrics - washed, ironed, cut, and sewn!

my cushions
hearts
Brigitte Brandenburg's Emma Pêcheur

Brigitte's Emma came from Paris!!!

busy packing
movable walls first
Bhooma's pieces hang

Friday evening

breathtaking
shoptalk
Bavarian quilts
from Paris
talking
144 hearts

Day 1, Saturday, June 9

Bhooma's gorgeous pieces
exhibition The Flax
exhibition quilt
exhibition The Flax
bobbin lace picture

Day 2, Sunday, June 10

Handicraft Fair 2012

buildup
my booth
exhibition
exhibition
Ursel Zscherper's and Margit Ortmann-Scholz' loans
old fabrics on offer
old fabrics on offer
exhibition
opening
my cushions
my cushions
mangle cloth
exhibition
exhibition
difficult dicision
my booth
my booth
my booth
my booth
my booth
my booth

TEXTILE ART BERLIN meets PATCHWORKTAGE 2013

my booth
my booth
my booth
my booth
exhibition
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exhibition
my stall
my stall
my stall
exhibition
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my stall

What city was called capital of textile art this year? The 9th TEXTILE ART BERLIN took place together with the PATCHWORK DAYS 2013 on June 8th and 9th. Both shows together in Berlin presented an incredible diversity and offered a large and great textile event. 110 sales and presentation stands, 38 exhibitions, workshops, hands-on activities, lectures, films and fashion shows were on the programme. more

Textile Art Berlin 2014

my stall
exhibition
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at the stall
at the stall
at the stall
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at the stall
at the stall
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at the stall

Textile Art Berlin 2015

Present for the last time

Ursel Zscherper's loans
my stall
my stall
my stall
my stall
my stall
my stall
my stall
my stall
exhibition
exhibition
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exhibition
exhibition
many students help
exhibition
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Textile Art Berlin 2016

Wonderful things were to be seen and admired at the Textile Art Berlin again. This time I was only a visitor, so there were no reproductions of samplers.