Welcome to The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter produces reproductions of the world's finest samplers, found in museums
and private collections. Exquisite materials are assembled to recreate these masterpieces of
needlework, and kits are complete with detailed instructions and stitch diagrams, enabling
the modern needleworker to reproduce these pieces exactly as they were originally made in
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Our Scarlet Letter Years
Our Scarlet Letter Years is a place for samplers lovers to meet, chat, share their stitching and samplers, support each other and appreciate the reproductions and original designs of Marsha Parker.
Visit our customer gallery to read some of the letters and emails we have received along with photos of finished samplers stitched by our customers. In our awards gallery, you'll see Scarlet Letter Samplers that have won blue ribbons and other awards.
Important Vacation Notice
ORDERS PLACED BETWEEN MAY 3RD AND MAY 21ST WILL BE FILLED AFTER MAY 22Nd. I CAN BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL DURING THIS TIME, BUT WILL NOT BE IN THE OFFICE TO PROCESS AND FILL ORDERS. IF ANYONE HAPPENS TO BE NEAR THE DORDOGNE RIVER IN SOUTHWEST FRANCE PLEASE JOIN ME FOR A CANOE TRIP. I APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE AND WILL DO MY BEST TO CATCH UP WHEN I RETURN FROM A MUCH NEEDED VACATION.
Updated April 5, 2014
Scrap Bags are Back
Scrap bags are back in very limited supply.
One half yard of linen odds and ends are available at half price, all first quality, mostly smaller pieces but nothing less than 10" wide, some larger, perfect for miniature samplers or ornaments. Price: $20.00 per bag.
Updated March 31, 2014
Our Scarlet Letter Years Blog and Gallery
In 2013 over 230 stitchers took up the challenge to stitch a Scarlet Letter sampler.
Between us we have managed 160 finishes stitched by people all around the world from experienced stitchers with walls full of Scarlet Letter samplers to the newbies who finished their first piece just for this challenge.
Originally the blog was set up just for the year but as so many would like to continue with the group we are carrying on and will now be known as "Our Scarlet Letter Years". It is a place for samplers lovers to meet, chat, share our stitching and samplers, support each other and appreciate the reproductions and original designs of Marsha Parker.
More about Our Scarlet Letter Years
Updated March 7, 2014
Memento Mori - New Reproduction Sampler
Memento Mori is an unusual design which unites seventeenth and eighteenth
century needlework traditions including the narrow vertical shape and the wide range of stitches.
Updated January 29, 2014
Mary Bailey - New Reproduction Sampler
Mary Bailey stitched this sampler in England and finished it in 1818.
It demonstrates an advanced level of skill given the symmetry of the design and its many diverse elements.
Updated November 27, 2013
We've updated our customer gallery with a picture of Ann Smith stitched by Debbie Roman from Michigan and
the Miniature English Sampler stitched by Connie.
August 8, 2013
More New Items
If you want to see more items that have been recently added, check out our list of new items. It shows all items that have been added to the TSL website during the past year. You can display the list at any time by clicking on the cherub logo in the right column of any webpage.