17th Century Reproduction Sampler Kits

The seventeenth century is considered the Golden Age of samplermaking in England. Samplers made during this period exhibit extensive stitch variety in combination with sophisticated designs and use of color. In some examples counted thread stitches on linen were combined with panels of floral, geometric, or figural cut and drawn work: a technique whereby the background threads of linen are carefully cut and drawn away to reveal the desired pattern. Distinctive motifs emerged during this period, among them the Boxer, a corrupted human form derived from putti in Renaissance art. The figure is in a pugilistic stance, often holding a fruit or a flower aloft. Other patterns used derived from Frederico de Vinciolo's 1587 pattern book Singuliers et Nouveaux Pourtraicts, including bird motifs as seen in the Side by Side band sampler of 1675, and in Ann Lawle's band sampler of circa 1650. Other popular motifs include oak leaves, honeysuckle, carnations, roses, Stuart S motifs, peas in a pod, pansies, strawberries, daisies, acorns, cherries, fleur de lis, artichokes, grapes, and diaper motifs. This group of samplers is among the most challenging we offer.

Samplers are in alphabetic order by the title or last name of the stitcher. To search the list for a word or phrase, type it in the box below and click the search button. For example, type ann to find all samplers with the name ann in the title. Type a to find all stitcher's last names or titles starting with the letter A.

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Elisabeth
17th Century Samplers
Origin and date: English 1629
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 30 count, 6-1/4"x27"
Stitches: Double running, Montenegrin and Italian cross, French knots, eyelets, and counted thread satin
Source: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England
Kit with cotton floss: $62.00
Kit with silk floss: $98.00
Graph only: $20.00
Finished Model: $850.00

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EN
17th Century Samplers
Kit with cotton floss: $45.00
Kit with silk floss: $78.00
Graph only: $10.00
Finished Model: $850.00

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Elizabeth Harborne
17th Century Samplers
Origin and date: English 1647
Rated: Advanced
Linen count and finished size: 35-count hand-dyed, 7 1/2"x37"
Source: Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
Kit with cotton floss: $62.00
Kit with silk floss: $125.00
Graph only: $15.00
Finished Model: $995.00

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Juda Hayle
17th Century Samplers
Origin and date: England, 1691 to 1695
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 30-count linen, finished sizes vary from 6"x21-1/4 to 6"x22"
Stitches: Double running, eyelet, back, counted satin, tent, trellis, half cross, queen, and stem
Source: The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England
Kit with cotton floss: $110.00
Kit with silk floss: $185.00
Graph only: $28.00

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Mary Hurst
17th Century Samplers
Origin and date: England, 1661
Rated: Advanced
Linen count and finished size: Our exclusive hand-dyed 35 count, 6-3/4"x32-1/2"
Stitches: Counted satin, cross, Montenegrin cross, buttonhole filling, double running, Croatian flat, queen, and rice
Source: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England
Kit with cotton floss: $85.00
Kit with silk floss: $145.00
Graph only: $25.00
Finished Model: $1200.00

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Jenning Band
17th Century Samplers
Origin and date: circa 1690
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 7 1/2" x 11"
Stitches: Cross, double running, fishbone, counted satin, Montenegrin cross, running, back and eyelet
Source: Private collection
Kit with cotton floss: $45.00
Kit with silk floss: $86.00
Graph only: $10.00

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Knotted Serpentes
17th Century Samplers
Linen: 35 count
Rated: Beginning
Finished size: 9"x9-1/4"
Kit with cotton floss: $40.00
Kit with silk floss: $72.00
Graph only: $8.00
Finished Model: $425.00

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Ann Lawle
17th Century Samplers
Origin and date: English, circa 1650
Rated: Advanced
Linen count and finished size: 35 count
Stitches: Tent, cross, French knots, double running, stem filling, Montenegrin cross, and satin
Source: The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England
Kit with cotton floss: $80.00
Kit with silk floss: $148.00
Graph only: $22.00
Finished Model: $1200.00

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Joyce Leedes
17th Century Samplers
Origin and date: English 1675
Rated: Advanced
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 10"x28"
Stitches: Back, double running, cross, tent, French Knot, stem, satin, Croatian flat and eyelet
Kit with cotton floss: $66.00
Kit with silk floss: $122.00
Graph only: $16.00

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Leo
17th Century Samplers
Graph only: $5.00

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