Jan Houtman Samplers:  A life in Cross Stitch

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Inspring book about the life of Jan Houtman.  It’s a 186 page full color pictorial of all his samplers, his house (De Haemmaeker), his experiences and ideas, as well as articles about this amazing samplers.  It’s such a lovely inspiring book.

The book is in English and Dutch.  There are two charts included in this book.

Ora et Labora – pg 122

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Elk Huis Heeft zijn kruis – Pg 110

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….. and some random motif charts and his memorium sampler.

I own two of his books from Canteclear that are out of print and hard to find (Gelegenheids and Bloemen) and always on the look out for his other books, which are his Christmas books.   His Life in Cross Stitch has pictures of all his Christmas samplers.

Sneak Peek at a few pages

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A birthday sampler for Theo.

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One of my favorites of Sumatra.  I love the ladies.

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One of the Christmas samplers. There are 19 more.

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This is just one shot of his beautiful museum of samplers.  There are a few more in the book.

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A few articles of his work.

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De Haemmaeker  (his house)

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