Saturday, 23 March 2013

Groningen Samplers @ Historisch Museum de Bevelanden Until 7 April 2013

Groninger samplers from the collection of Hennie and Sjoerd Stevan of the Museum for Needle Art in Winschoten are now on display at the museum which is located at Goes in the Netherlands - about 50 miles NW of Antwerp and 50 miles SW of Rotterdam. These samplers are characterized by 3 marks over the letter G - the so-called crowned G. In the region of Oldambt, Groningen and the border area lying next to Germany, these cloths were often entirely marked with black or dark brown silk embroidery.

Hennie and Sjoerd Stevan have collected needlework and samplers mainly from the province of Groningen for many years now and are the experts on their special history. For more details about the museum and this exhibition, click here.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely pictures! Especially the Groninger Sampler. Groningen is a part of The Netherlands my mother came from...

    Thanx for sharing.

    Nice greetings,