Stuff Embroidery Motifs from old Dutch Samplers
by Albarta Meulenbelt-Nieuwberg
ISBN-10: 0684136783
ISBN-13: 9780684136783
Charles Scribner's Sons
1984
HC w/ Dust Jacket
Pages: 205
Language(s): English
Very Good/Good - Light to moderate cover and edge wear; PO name and date on ffep.
$18.00

Motifs for old Dutch samplers drew their inspiration from stories and symbols whose origins and meanings lie much earlier than the period in which the craft flourished. Albarta Meulenbelt-Nieuwburg explains the significance of the flowers, animals and Biblical characters that animate each design and gives over 700 color-coded cross-stitch patterns for reworking the old motifs.

Together with the colour code there is a colour scale of the original threads used in the old samplers and 8 colour plates of the samplers themselves. Beautiful in themselves, these designs will prove a fruitful source of stimulus and ideas to all needlewomen.