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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Letterndoek IT
17th Century Samplers
Origin and date: Northern Holland
Rated: Beginning
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 21-3/4"x9-3/4"
Stitches: Cross, four-sided, back, and double running
Source: The German Sampler Museum in Celle, Germany
Kit with cotton floss: $50.00
Kit with silk floss: $82.00
Graph only: $10.00

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Margaret Mason
17th Century Samplers
Origin and date: English 1660
Rated: Very Advanced
Linen count and finished size: 35-count/7" x 24"
Stitches: cross, backstitch, double running, tent, stem, Montenegrin cross stitch, French knots, Algerian eyelet, chain, and satin.
Source: Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Kit with cotton floss: $70.00
Kit with silk floss: $135.00
Graph only: $18.00
Finished Model: $1100.00

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MD The Unicorn Sampler
17th Century Samplers
Origin and date: English 1660
Rated: Advanced
Linen count and finished size: 35 or 40 count (please specify!)
35 count - 7"x18" (worked over two threads of linen)
40 count - 8-1/2"x28-1/2" (worked over three threads of linen)
Stitches: Montenegrin cross, counted satin, Italian cross, Queen, French knots, double running, turkeywork (chenille), detached buttonhole, and back stitch
Kit with cotton floss: $72.00
Kit with silk floss: $121.00
Graph only: $20.00
Finished Model: $1200.00

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Mary Ogleed
17th Century Samplers
Origin and date: England, 1694
Rated: Advanced
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 11-3/4"x10" slightly larger than the original sampler which measures 8-3/4"x9-1/2"
Stitches: Montenegrin cross, Italian cross, counted satin, eyelet, double running, seeding, split, stem, four-sided, Croatian flat, and detached buttonhole
Source: Private Collection
Kit with cotton floss: $58.00
Kit with silk floss: $96.00
Graph only: $12.00
Finished Model: $1,025.00

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Elizabeth Pain 1667
17th Century Samplers
Kit with cotton floss: $67.00
Kit with silk floss: $110.00
Graph only: $18.00
Finished Model: $1,650

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Pattern Record
17th Century Samplers
Origin and date: England, 1625
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 5-3/4"x29"
Stitches: Cross, double running, Montenegrin cross, Italian, eyelet, straight
Source: Private collection
Kit with cotton floss: $50.00
Kit with silk floss: $99.00
Graph only: $15.00
Finished Model: $925.00

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Judeth Payne
17th Century Samplers
Origin and date: England, 1668
Rated: Advanced
Linen count and finished size: 35 count , 7"x15"
Stitches: Montenegrin cross, double running, bullion knots, running, buttonhole, counted satin and trellis
Source: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England
Kit with cotton floss: $52.00
Kit with silk floss: $92.00
Graph only: $20.00

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Richard Penn
17th Century Samplers
Origin and date: Possibly American, circa 1695
Rated: Beginning
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 8"x9-1/4"
Stitches: Cross, Montenegrin cross, running, and double running
Source: The Scarlet Letter
Kit with cotton floss: $22.00
Kit with silk floss: $48.00
Graph only: $7.00
Finished Model: $250.00

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Random Motif
17th Century Samplers
Origin and date: England, circa 1650
Rated: Advanced
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 9"x19-1/2"
Stitches: Tent, cross, double running, Queen, Hungarian, and arrowhead stitches
Source: The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England
Kit with cotton floss: $60.00
Kit with silk floss: $92.00
Graph only: $16.00
Finished Model: $950.00

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Martha Salter
17th Century Samplers
Origin and date: 1651 England
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 35 count. 18-1/2"x9"
Stitches: Cross, Montenegrin cross, double running, straight, back, and counted thread satin
Source: Victoria & Albert Museum in London
Kit with cotton floss: $65.00
Kit with silk floss: $101.00
Graph only: $15.00

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