Tuesday, 21 June 2011

The Amsterdams Historisch Museum * Collection On Line

Thank you to Annie in Amsterdam for telling us about the Amsterdams Historisch Museum Collection which is now on-line for you to visit. There are 57 samplers, 62 darning pattern samplers and other embroidered pieces to enjoy. The example above is an orphanage sampler by Antje Geertruida Boom.
If you like the little red & white sampelrs, then you are in for a treat!
Simply click on this link to get to the collection. The enter the following as search terms one by one: Merklap. Stoplap. Borduur. You can click on an image to select what you would like to see and then click again for a larger image. You might also like to view the entire orphanage (weeshuis) collection - just click here.


  1. I clicked on the link but did not know how to find the samplers. I tried each individual link but only get to pictures as in portraits etc - no samplers :-(

  2. In the box on the upper left which has the word Zoek on it - there is the place to type in the search term and hit return. The you should get the samplers - click on a sampler image for more information and on that screen click on the photo again for a larger image. Hope that works for you now.