20th Century

All samplers of prospective needlework mistresses have a lot of things in common: the size, the splitting into a part with alphabets and a part with edgings, the multitude of stitches, the hemstitch border, the cross-stitch frame, the monochrome work, two big ornamented monograms, the reference of the town and the year as well as the very careful execution of the sampler's front and back. The most beautiful and most individual thing at these samplers is the three-sided edging worked in double running or back stitch.

I took much pleasure in the individuality and serenity of those school samplers - mostly stitched in typical Turkish red. They are made quickly and they would be a nice innocent decoration at the kitchen wall. At the same time they can be a clear object for the beginner. That is why I decided to offer them to you as a "group". Have a good time with "Elisabeth und Willi 1911", "M. Melzer approx. 1900" "Marie Glueck 1918", and "Martha Lemnitzer 1901" individually - or as "group picture " for 20.- EUR (see * in the order form).