For years Muriel Berceville (Brunet) collected antique samplers, becoming a real expert of 19th century and early 20th century European samplers. Then one day she decided to share her treasures and wealth of knowledge and started to transpose these exceptional pieces of needlework into modern cross stitch charts, for us to enjoy!
Now you too get the opportunity to trace the steps of long gone stitchers and stitch these authentic and remarkable pieces of history.
Here is an example of a sampler dating back to 1841, stitched by a young girl who only signed with her initials, M.B.
And here is the modern transposition, that follows exactly the original, including those letters than have slipped a little. This is what makes this stitched piece so appealing and gives it a feel of authenticity...