Counting pattern IPB 1826® with a booklet “Black samplers from Groningen”

The counting pattern is a reproduction of the original sampler by Iktjen Pieters Buirema 1826, true to nature as much as possible. She embroidered in cross-stitches on hand-woven linen when she was 15 years old. It is not very likely that this sampler was her first piece of needlework because the alphabet is missing. The partitions within the design are completely symmetrical, even in the patterns. The use of exclusively black silk is typical for the samplers of Groningen.

IPB 1826

The pattern is 320 cross-stitches wide which equels 55 cm of linen and 203 cross-stitches high, which equels 35 cm of linen.

Some extra linen has to be reserved for edging, hem and framing.

Black silk or split thread from DMC or Anker.

More informatiom:

Zwarte merklappen uit het Oldambt 1800-1880 

Black samplers