As usual in those times on this small Danish sampler of the Biedermeier period the needleworker tried three different kinds of stitches: cross stitch, eyelets, and gobelin stitch
Using small crosses in different colour shades capital letters were formed out of tiny blooms and leaves. Absolutely simply the stitcher has chosen just three small motifs selected amongst the countless stitching patterns available in Europe and America at that time: a boy in contemporary clothes playing ball, a girl from the country with rake and water jug, and an open wreath of flowers.
In the year 1992, when I was allowed to work the reproduction, the sampler belonged to my friend Marina Wagner. I cannot thank her and the present owner enough for the permission to introduce the sampler to the public.
chart: € 14.-
Crosses: 191 x 160
Size: 28 x 23 cm