The raw silk fabric is a delight for any stitcher. I shall look into taking orders and supplying for international stitchers. It is woven like the linens that we pay zillions, soft and a wonderful sheen to it ... I tried measuring a gauge and it is 18 warps and wefts to an inch. So exciting!
And the third goody of the day is a wonderful book, a catalogue of the Bavarian National Museum on Samplers, "Kataloge des Bayerischen Nationalmuseums - Stickmustertücher". This publication was not known to me until I saw it on the web with its bargain price. I do not speak German so to understand what it exactly is, I googled to see that it is an out-of-print book and the available copies go up to EUR 120 and beyond ... Surely, I jumped on the offer which, as I said, was a great bargain price :)
Result of a recent search and cannot possibly imagine anyone paying so much for a catalogue. Indeed a nice source but with loads of black & white pictures. Well ... Whatever !!! I have my "mint" baby in my hands :)
P.S. Managed to find a simple crochet edging for my Grün ist die Hoffnung and am looking forward to post a picture once I manage to crochet a few inches :)