Gieneke Arnolli, the curator and author of this book, explained that the girls stitched the bands on their samplers just picking coloured threads at random for the most part, since the target garment for these bands would have been shirt cuffs and collars, which would have been worked in white. Having the sampler in colours and not in white meant it was easier to read from.
This book is in Dutch, but it does have an English précis at the end of the book.
It is hard backed, full-sized with over 120 illustrated pages with images of Frisian samplers in the Fries
The book comes with a sampler pattern for this sampler above, worked by Antje Jilderts.
Other pages from the book.