Via Marktplaats heb ik dit prachtige boek gekocht "The Book of Samplers" geschreven door M Fawdry en D Brown.
Kort wordt erin gegaan op de geschiedenis per eeuw van de merklap. Per hoofdstuk zijn er diagrammen en kan je de steken zelf borduren. Het boek heeft mooie platen . Een moderne merklap kan je uiteindelijk zelf maken.
I have bought a second hand book called "The book of Samplers by M Fawdry and D Brown.The sampler is one of the most charming traditional forms of embroidery,
first made as a record of stitches and later as a picture to be framed
and proudly displayed by its maker. This book traces they history of the
sampler from the first surviving specimen dating back to the 16th
century to the present day where there it has a renewed popularity among
both antique collectors and those seeking relaxing needlework. This
book, lavishly illustrated in color and monochrome, is the first work to
look at samplers both historically and practically. Each historical
chapter is followed by a practical section explaining, with all the
necessary diagrams, the stitches and motifs found on the samplers. A
large modern sampler, specially designed and worked for this book is
shown at the end, and is accompanied by full directions on how to work
Ik ben er erg blij mee. I am very pleased with it.