Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Free Chart... Unna von Bergen 1869

Do you remember the promise I gave you last month?

Click on the photo above to be directed to a free downloadable pdf charted version of Unna's sampler.

It is charted for the original, uber-bright colors (if you want to make an authentic reproduction, you will need to stitch with wool), but please, by all means, change the scheme to suit your own tastes!

I left out stitches on the chart where stitches are missing on the sampler, due to the wear and tear of time, but you can fill in the blanks and stitch it as you imagine it might have originally looked, if you so desire.

Anja, a blog reader from Germany confirmed that the antique sampler is stitched with German words... Im Jahr 1869 = In the Year 1869.

Change the name and date to your own... or don't... it is completely up to you.

I am sure that Unna wouldn't mind; I like to think that she would be thrilled to know that anyone at all has been inspired by her original stitches to create something all their own. She most likely used motifs that were charted in some booklet or magazine, arranging them to her delight, using the colors that were fashionable at the time.

So, off you go... download the chart, spread the word to your stitching friends, challenge each other to be creative, send me photos of your completed work, and start checking the Heartstring Samplery Finish Blog to see how many different ways it is translated!

As always, I would be very grateful if you gave credit to me if you post photos or links anywhere online, or offer your finished goods up for sale.

12 comments:

Witch of Stitches said...

Thank you so much for this sampler! Your blog is always a pleasure to read.

Margaret said...

Thank you so much! I really love it!

Jeanne said...
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Alice said...

Thank you for this lovely chart. You did a great job reproducing it.
Alice

Sheila said...

Thank you for the chart, it looks great.

Anonymous said...

Dear Beth !
Thank you so much for the chart !

I have to explain for better understanding: The capital letters of the name are written in
"Altdeutscher Schrift" , that means "oldgerman type".
So it is not "Unna", it is "Anna".

Thank you for your nice and interesting blog. Read you tomorrow.

Please, excuse my simple English.

Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland
Anja

CATHI said...

Thanks so much for your free chart! I am from Germany, too, and I can confirm that it is Anna instead of Unna. Old version of writing the letter A...

Best regards

Cathi

CATHI said...

I would like to add: You have a wonderful and interesting blog and I read it regularly! Carry on! :o)

Cathi

Tricia said...

OH WOW ~ so generous! Thank you so much for sharing this treasure!! I love small reproduction samplers just like this one -- simple goodness and oh so charming.

Karen said...

Beth, thank you so much for your generous gift! I love it and appreciate it so much.

Marie H. said...

Merci beaucoup !
Thank you very much!

stitchinrose said...

Just found this, beautiful thank you for being so generous. I do have a question, why no "J" since it is German is there no letter J?