Thursday 21 January 2010

A Four Metre or Thirteen Feet Long Sampler

Samplers and Buttons is one of my favourite blogs - do visit! Seeing some examples of Joke Visser's Souvenirs de ma Jeunesse there prompted me to see if I could find something which would convey the size of these pieces. When I have photographed them in the past it has been section by section, because they are just so long, and somehow the whole experience is diminished. Fortunately, someone has posted this fabulous video on You Tube so if you have never seen any of these long samplers composed of exercises made throughout the schooling of convent educated girls in the Netherlands, you can have a better idea of what they are all about.

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