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Dutch darning sample made in 1735 by a girl of about 12 / Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Extreme Mending Copy cooperhewitt: “ When we talk about sustainability, why don’t we talk about mending? The Netherlands-based Platform project and its offshoot, Repair Cafés, do just.

Greens and blue stripes.  Dutch darning sampler

Greens and blue stripes.

Pattern Darned Sampler: Needleprint: Moda Museum Antwerp - Sampler Collection On-Line

Pattern Darned Sampler: N e e d l e p r i n t: Moda Museum Antwerp - Sampler…

Dutch darning sampler 1764 Maria Lindenaar

The regional museum in the town of Goes, Historic Museum De Bevelanden in Zeeland, was the first museum to respond enthusiastically on the ' Door mijn gedaan' list of Middelburg darning samplers.

Darning Sampler, 1814

Ten squares of darning pattern, four patched corners, insert patch in center with crowned monogram and "gottmit uns" in a square.

Darning sampler, 1843.

Eight darning crosses, central patch "darned" and two rectangle cuts mended.

darning sampler

Quaker School Girl Samplers from Ackworth. Favored by Libby VanBuskirk: I love samplers.