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Wad&Design Schiermonnikoog Part1: Cross Stitch Samplers

Last week I was on Schiermonnikoog, a small Dutch island in the Waddensea. It is a beautiful island and with beautiful sea views and walks in the dunes.
I was on Schiermonnikoog as part of an Etsy Pop-Up Shop during the Wad&Design Festival.
One of the participants of the design festival was the designer duo Soepboer&Stooker.

They gave a new take on cross stitch samplers by enlarging the design. You could also participate in the project in a short workshop. In the city hall there was an exhibition of old cross stitch samplers to illustrate the traditional background.

Coincidently a couple of days after I got back two family heirlooms came back together: my aunt showed 2 cross stitch samplers my great-aunt had made when she was 10 yrs old. This great-aunt had later tragically died at the age of 19. Then my father said he had saved her box of needle work which had been at my great-uncles mill house. We all decided these items should be kept together from now on.