February 18, 2017

Finally, after more than a decade we can add a previously unknown piece to the Broek in Waterland group of samplers. The samplers coming from this petite village are among the most remarkable and most important samplers ever produced in the Netherlands.

The sampler was...

February 18, 2017

This fine Dutch darning sampler was hiding some interesting history. It was made by Catharina van Erven in 1831, a shoemakers daughter. She wrought her full name and put plenty of initials of possible family on her piece.To 'read' the sampler, the bottom row of initial...

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