Firstly, I’m packing for a class camp next week. I’m happy that the destination is in my favourite region of Switzerland. It’s the upper Rhine valley, called Surselva. The little village we are staying is Segnas.
Secondly, someone mentioned last week that it is difficult to find stitch patterns in libraries these days. After asking I found out that she was looking for cross stitch patterns. Now, look what I found in the thriftstore yesterday! Please, don’t hesitate to ask for some copies if you are still looking for cross stitch patterns. I would like to send you some.
Thirdly, some of the pattern of this collection of traditional Bünder cross stitch are from the Surselva.
Now, let’s open the book and have a look.
This sample is form 1868. Traditionally, Bündner cross stitch is done in red. The fabric used is linnen.
This pattern is from 1821, almost 100 years old.
Finally, I was thinking about a hand craft project to take with me even if I know that next week is hardly a vacation. But better be prepared I think.
I found these threads a while ago. They are the best. Unfortunatelly, there is no red spool. But, I am sure there is one in one of the many boxes in my attic. Furthermore, I hope that I can show you some progress on my cross stitch sample when I am back from Segnas and Disentis.