Traveling Stitcher

Date Added: 03/24/2014
Hi Folks!
Just few days ago, we uploaded the charming reproductions of ancient samplers from the American brand Traveling Stitcher.
Shannon, who has established this brand and is the designer behind each pattern, has told us she learned stitching when she was just a child, thanks to her mom and grandma - as it often happens - and she added that the most involving part of her job stays just in imaging who were the "little stitchers" behind the projects, she now charts with such care. "I’m always wondering who they were, where they lived, if they had learned stitching at school and where may their original works be now, as well as how they may have come there", she’s told us with such enthusiasm, going on: "You can have so many things crafted with these charts, today, that’s so difficult to resist the temptation to chart them, to enjoy them now, in our times"!

The name "Traveling Stitcher dates back to 2011, when Shannon decided to chart her first sampler, signed "E. Bloeser 1854". She was a girl living in Montevideo and Shannon found so amazing that sampler had reached her from so far, from Uruguay to the United States, that, considering this long way it had covered, taking the idea of traveling for the name of her brand was almost automatic

And, to be true, the samplers from Traveling Stitcher are little pieces of history and we definitely agree with Shannon, when she says it’s a sort of miracles, that they’ve come to us standing the test of time and, frequently, surviving dusty, old trains and carriages, markets and road shows and, who knows, maybe even wars and natural disasters, sometimes!

So, just like in a very personal “travel through time”, stitching them now will take us back in time, to enjoy one of the most beautiful heritages, we share with those girls, who "stitched" relying only on some sort of candlelight: the joy of crafting something with our very hands!

Enjoy them and hear from us soon

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