Monday, February 24, 2014

In The Style of Norfolk Samplers

Hello Friends.
This book was published last year about these beautiful samplers from Norfolk, England.


The layout of the samplers and certain motifs make Norfolk samplers easy to identify.
I was fortunate to hear a lecture by the author last years at the Penn Dry Goods Market.



These are my recent Nashville market purchases. They are limited edition kits by Louise Henderson of Cherished Stitches. They are inspired by the Norfolk samplers. I love them! The kits come with the everything to stitch and finish the piece except for the stuffing. I am looking forward to stitching them. Look for these kits at your local needlework store.
The Penn Dry Goods Market is the 3rd weekend in May this year. It is held at the Schwenkfelder Library in Pennsburg, PA. There is a great group of lectures and a class with Margariet Hogue of the Essamplaire. I hope that I will see some of you there. Check out the website!
I have made a little bit of progress on my LHN piece.


That is it for my Monday.
I hope that your week is off to a great start.

Chris
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18 comments:

carol fun said...

The Norfolk Sampler pieces are lovely. I need to learn more about these. Nice progress on the LHN piece. Hope you are feeling better.

Margaret said...

That would be lovely to meet Margriet Hogue in person and take a class from her. Lucky you!

Annette-California said...

Wonderful that you got to her Margriet speak. And LOVE your 2 new Norfolk samplers. Great progress on your LHN piece.
love Annette

Krista said...

Your new finds are so sweet. Love the new start on LHN. The PA weekend sounds like it will be loads of fun!

Marilyn said...

That Sampler is beautiful.
I too stitched that LH piece, It's one of my favorites.
Great progress.
Marilyn

Justine said...

Your LHN piece is lovely and can't wait to see your Norfolk samplers now that I am following you! I found your blog through Jo's.

stitchersanon said...

That is bizaar...I was born and bred in Norfolk UK and am related to Nelson via one of his many brothers..and yet I knew nothing about Norfolk samplers. Thank you for this post..def. something to go and learn about.

Sherry said...

Nice stash additions! The LHN is looking good!

Vickie said...

Wonderful progress Chris. Great new stash. Especially the one with the sweet dogs. =)

Barb said...

I love these samplers ,and the LHN one I have done too . Thankyou for commenting on my blog and following me ,I am waving from here to there.
Hope to "see" you again soon.

diamondc said...

Chris: What a beautiful piece.
Love your LHN.


Catherine

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I couldn't believe it when I clicked on your blog today and saw the first photo. That very book arrived in my mail today - I ordered it yesterday from The Sampler Guild. It looks a delightful book and I love the charted sampler included. The Essamplaire is a wonderful source of samplers - I've bought a few of their kits over the years.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Nice stash enhancement, and pretty progress, too!

Myra said...

Love your new stash additions, such wonderful colors.

Julie said...

Guess what .... I'm off to Norfolk in a few weeks for a little spring break!

Brigitte said...

It must have been so interesting to read and hear about the Norfolk samplers. And your two new kits look very promising. I'm sure you will enjoy stitching them.

Cindy's Stitching said...

Really nice Chris. I am sure you will enjoy your next trip.

Beth said...

I have been eyeing Spring Garden ( it has a bunny...need I say more?)