Maria Lheureux 1890

Maria Lheureux – Maria the "Merry", the "Contented" – made a beautiful and also exceptional cross stitch, weaving and darning sampler in the year 1890, with strong wool threads and on coarse fabric.

Four different alphabets and numbers form the upper section. (The missing letter "W" is a feature, among other things, for mapping the sampler to France.) Before embarking on the 20 weaving patterns, she stitched her first name and the word "SOUVENIR" (reminder) in these rows.

The variety of woven pattern rectangles and the large collection of darning examples make this sampler a special one.

The adolescent joy of the stitcher about the completion is expressed especially in the many small motifs between the darning spots.

The sampler is privately owned and has an original size of 56 cm x 56 cm.

A big thank you to Brigitte Brandenburg from France, who accompanied me with joy and dedication.


chart : € 24.-

Crosses: 348 x 354

Size: 49 x 50 cm


cross stitch
running stitch

Brigitte Brandenburg est heureuse.