This SAL is all about what you want to see on the blog. Each month I ask for suggestions for themes and then put them up to the members of the IHSW Group on FB to vote for their choice. This is what they have chosen:
June - to be advised
When we say a "sampler" we all tend to know what that looks like without actually needing a definition. It will contain some of the following elements:
We will probably think of the traditional antique samplers made by girls and young women in the 17th to 19th centuries and reproduced now by one of the many companies such as Hands Across The Sea or the Scarlet Lettter.
So what is a "modern" sampler? One designed in the 21st Century? One with "modern" motifs or a modern aesthetic or style? Maybe a snarky saying or song lyric in the place of a Bible verse?
I Googled the phrase "Modern Sampler" and this is what came up:
Apparently Google thinks of electronics when you have a Sound Engineer for a husband and you share WiFi!
The next two pages were more helpful:
We have bright, modern colours, geometrics, modern books, space rockets and quirkiness. It would be interesting to see what Google shows you when you type just those two words "modern sampler".
So what have I stitched that comes under the category?
A fun Birth Sampler with a modern alphabet in non-traditional colours:
My earliest memory of a modern sampler is one which my Mum stitched in 1972. It hung on our middle room wall for my entire childhood and featured a cityscape and modes of transport including a plane. But that would now be nearly 50 years old, so is it still modern?