I have chosen this sampler from the V&A collection to show you because it makes me smile as I remember my friend's father. As a young man he and his best friend escaped from Alsace, France at the beginning of the war. Together they somehow made their way south, down to the Pyrenees, from where they crossed the border into Spain. They spent a year in a Spanish prison - as many fleeing French did, they escaped again this time to England and from there got themselves back into France again to work with the Resistance. In the final days of the war they scaled Strasbourg Cathedral under sniper fire to fly the French flag from the spire. They were subsequently awarded the Legion d'Honneur. editable Infinity excerpt to download. If you prefer a colour PDF version to download, just click here. I am sorry I didn't keep a record of the colours, but I am sure you will have great fun choosing your own.
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
I was delighted to hear from Sampler Central today that the V&A Museum now have their sampler collection on-line! This is just what I dreamed of five years ago, now we can really start to put the sampler jigsaw pieces together to help with our researches.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 11:06