Hard to believe that this book is 20 year old - where did all that time go?
This book is selling for just a whisker short of £95 on Amazon, so save a few pennies and enjoy this as new copy instead.
Talking of medals, Joke Visser is another of my nominees - along with An Moonen and Berthi Smith-Sanders she has done much to promote samplers. I first saw her collection many years ago when it was on public display in Breda in the Netherlands and it was an unforgettable experience.
Here you can see just a few lovely examples from her book
These samplers are like jewels - I love them all!
The sampler above is one of my particular favourites, who wouldn't want to own this sampler?
Many years ago, I actually stitched the little piece you can see below and it is just lovely - so simple and yet beguilingly beautiful.
Joke has charted 10 of the samplers in her collection for you to stitch - so that should keep you busy for some time over the winter months!
Below you can see the famous Spinning Monkeys. This 176 page book is hardback and is in pretty pristine condition. PLEASE NOTE the language is Dutch.