Thursday 21 July 2011

Samplers From The Closet * Maria Magdalenakerk in Goes, Netherlands * 9 July - 17 August 2011

More than 120 samplers from private collections dating from 1750 are now on display in the Maria Magdalenakerk in Goes, Netherlands until 17 August. The exhibition and concept of the exhibition is wonderful since each piece comes with a description and narrative from its particular owner, providing a unique insight into its history and background. Above you can see a rare Surinamese sampler from Paramaribo dated 1894 worked by C Nyhof. Another owner has provided samplers from 5 generations of stitchers. The exhibition is free and opening times are: Monday to Friday 11.00-17.00 and Saturday from 12.00-16.00. Click here for more information.

While you are there do stop by the Museum of Bevelanden also to see a fabulous exhibition of contemporary stitched tea-towels. For more information on this exhibition, click here.

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