Mustertucher Samplers and Designs

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Samplers and Designs – Three Centuries of European Samplers

  • Author:   Irina Hundt / Lorraine Mootz
  • Publisher: Stocker Leopold Verlag
  • Language: German & English
  • ISBN-10: 3702012753
  • ISBN-13: 978-3702012755

 

For nearly three centuries samplers were an ordinary part of everyday life: from the 17th to the 19th centuries mothers and others helped young girls create samplers to practice the art of embroidery before they were allowed to exhibit their skills on ‘real’ embroidery. Alphabets, various border patterns, religious motifs and scenes or objects from everyday life were worked onto samplers. These samplers often survived and adorned the walls of many a home. In recent decades cross stitch enthusiasts across the globe have rediscovered and come to value these samplers, now considered cherished works of art which attract wide interest as valuable testimony to the culture of embroidery. Presented in this book are more than 40 samplers from all over Europe, as well as exact reproductions of 16 of these samplers in the form of counted cross-stitch charts. (The 16 graphed samplers represent Austria (2), Belgium (1), Denmark (2), France (1), Germany (5), Great Britain (3), The Netherlands (1) and Sweden (1).) Each sampler tells a story while providing fascinating insights into ages past. As a special service to the large community of sampler enthusiasts in English-speaking countries, all texts in this book are presented in English as well as German.

The following samplers are charted….

 

Images of samplers in the book

  • Austria 1  (Biedermeir)
  • Austria 2  (Maria Moll)
  • Belgium 1  (M.S. Beys)
  • Belgium 2
  • Denmark 1  (chart)
  • Denmark 2
  • Denmark 3
  • Denmark 4
  • Denmark 5 (O.Westergaard, 1840)
  • France 1
  • France 2
  • France 3  (Beauventre)
  • France 4
  • France 5
  • France 6
  • France 7
  • Germany 1  (AMK, BMP, 1698)
  • Germany 2
  • Germany 3
  • Germany 4
  • Germany 5  (1797)
  • Germany 6
  • Germany 7
  • Germany 8  (CWM 1821)
  • Germany 9  (Aachener Tuch)
  • Germany 10
  • Germany 11
  • Italy 1
  • The Netherlands 1
  • The Netherlands 2  (chart)
  • Spain 1
  • Spain 2
  • Sweden 1
  • Sweden 2  (chart)
  • Great Britain 1
  • Great Britain 2
  • Great Britain 3  (Elizabeth Hogg)
  • Great Britain 4
  • Great Britain 5
  • Great Britain 6  (Susanna Banbury)
  • Great Britain 7
  • Great Britain 8

Note:  Samplers with () have charts included in the book.  Stitches used for the charted samplers are Algerian Eye, Chain Stitch, couching Stitch, Cross Stitch, Two-sided/double sided cross stitch, Eyelet stitch, Florentine stitch, Four-sided stitch, Italien Hemstitching, Knot stitch, Over one cross stitch, Satin stitch, Padded satin stitch, Stem stitch, Straight stitch, Ten stitch, Long-armed cross stitch, Outline/back stitch, seed stitch, Holbein stitch.

Meaning of Christian symbols on European Sampler

Note:  Samplers with () have charts included in the book.  Stitches used for the charted samplers are Algerian Eye, Chain Stitch, couching Stitch, Cross Stitch, Two-sided/double sided cross stitch, Eyelet stitch, Florentine stitch, Four-sided stitch, Italien Hemstitching, Knot stitch, Over one cross stitch, Satin stitch, Padded satin stitch, Stem stitch, Straight stitch, Ten stitch, Long-armed cross stitch, Outline/back stitch, seed stitch, Holbein stitch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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