Erna Schuppelius

By the end of the 19th century, schoolgirls in Germany were given an accurately measured piece of coarse red selvedge canvas with the first exercise in needlework classes. They practised simple cross stitches, alphabets, numbers and borders. The first alphabet usually was complete. The little girls often included their names and the year. Erna sewed a crocheted edge on her cute sampler, pulled through four red ribbons and tied bows at the corners. So it could be presented to the teacher for grading.


chart: € 6.-

Crosses: 121 x 122

Size: 17.5 x 17.5 cm


cross stitch

charts (Gertrud Gröschel 1895, C. Zechendorf 1898, ER 1906 and Erna Schuppelius) at a price of € 20.-