Here you find charts for samplers designed using historical
motifs by Dorothee Kandzi and
Today stitching reproduction samplers is the typical way
of occupying with antique samplers. Stitching reproductions
wasn't common in earlier times as it is today. Every girl
produced her own individual sampler by using traditional motifs
in her specific way and combination. As a consequence, it
would be unlikely to find two identical samplers stitched
during the last 350 years. The following samplers have been
designed according to the long tradition of sampler making.
Every sampler shows typical elements of one historical period
starting in the baroque age until the period of the red and
white samplers, stitched in the schools of Prussia in the
last 30 years of the 19th century.
Dorothee Kandzi designs samplers
in the traditional style using motifs from old model (pattern)
books, like the model book by Peter Schönsperger, printed
first 1525 in Augsburg. In 1527 a book by Peter Quentell was
published in Cologne. The most important and widespread model
book was the one by Johann Sibmacher, which was first carved
in wood in the year 1597, followed by many more editions engraved
in a copperplate, which produces very high quality printing.
Another source for the motifs are the samplers themselves.
On the other hand, she offers true reproductions of antique
danish samplers, which you can find here: Denmark