Merklappen Motieven: Embroidery Motifs from Dutch Samplers

by Albarta Meulenbelt-Nieuwburg

Merklappen Motieven

This is a reprint of the 1974 classic. This Dutch edition has hundreds of motifs graphed from early Dutch samplers, with chapters on birds, plants, animals, geometric designs, symbolic motifs, human figures, alphabets, and more.

Although the text of this book is in Dutch, it is an extremely valuable reference for the sources of motifs used on Dutch, German, Danish and other Scandinavian samplers. It is full of charts organized according to category (borders, trees, birds, flowers, ships, alphabets, buildings) and includes the complete chart of an amazing Dutch sampler. The charts and DMC color names are universal.

200 pages, Dutch text, softbound

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