This is the last, but not the least, of my collection of Handwerken Zonder Grenzen magazines. The 90s really were the heyday of this remarkable publication and this edition is a showcase of the skills and knowledge of Henriette and Henk Beukers who created Handwerken Zonder Grenzen. This edition is dedicated to Vlechtsteek - more later.
But stitchers may also appreciate an article on Ayrshire whitework with some lovely imaged examples - the text is in Dutch, be warned.
But back to the main topic - Vlechtsteek which translates as braid stitch. However, it is probably better known to us as long-arm cross stitch or, in some forms, Montenegrin
This edition devoted four pages to taking you through worked examples.
Long-arm cross stitch was used extensively on early samplers, particularly those of the 1600s and below you can see a stunning Dutch sampler of 1663.
There are of course many other articles with some fabulous knits, ideas for patchwork and a super piece on Swedish Tvistsom or tapestry work. The magazine is in pristine condition, as fresh as the day it was published in 1997.