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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SB
17th Century Samplers
Kit with cotton floss: $95.00
Kit with silk floss: $165.00
Graph only: $40.00

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Ann Scutt
17th Century Samplers
Origin and date: England, circa 1675
Rated: Advanced
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 7"x26"
Stitches: Cross, back, double running, eyelet, tent
Source: Private Collection
Kit with cotton floss: $60.00
Kit with silk floss: $96.00
Graph Only: $22.00

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Elizabeth Short
17th Century Samplers
Origin and date: English 1661
Rated: Very advanced
Linen count and finished size: 35-count, 20-1/2"x8"
Source: Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
Kit with cotton floss: $77.00
Kit with silk floss: $143.00
Graph only: $20.00

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Side by Side Band
17th Century Samplers
Origin and date: English, circa 1650
Rated: Advanced
Linen count and finished size: 30 count, 15"x25"
Stitches: Double running, Montenegrin cross, back, eyelet, cross, chain, seed, trellis, buttonhole, double cross, bullion, running and counted satin
Source: The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England
Kit with cotton floss: $75.00
Kit with silk floss: $126.00
Graph only: $15.00

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Spot Motif
17th Century Samplers
Linen: 35 count
Finished size: 9"x13"
Rated: Intermediate
Kit with cotton floss: $85.00
Kit with silk floss: $160.00
Graph only: $18.00
Finished Model: $2400.00

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Mary Steward
17th Century Samplers
Linen: 35 count
Finished Size: 5-1/4"x20-1/2"
Rated: Intermediate
Kit with cotton floss: $56.00
Kit with silk floss: $84.00
Graph only: $12.00
Finished Model: $750.00

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The Hart Lives Where it Loves
17th Century Samplers
Kit with cotton floss: $65.00
Kit with silk floss: $130.00
Graph only: $17.00

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The Hunt
17th Century Samplers
Finished Sampler Only
Finished Model: $695.00

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The Morris Dancer
17th Century Samplers
Linen: 35 count
Rated: Intermediate
Finished size: 10"x12"
Kit with cotton floss: $85.00
Kit with silk floss: $205.00
Graph only: $15.00

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Unicorn Bell Pull
17th Century Samplers
Origin and date: English mid 17th century
Rated: Beginning
Linen count and finished size: 35-count 4-1/4"x51-3/4"
Stitches: Only cross stitch
Source: The Scarlet Letter Derived from a canvaswork picture, circa 1660, in the collection of The Scarlet Letter
Kit with cotton floss: $103.00
Kit with silk floss: $259.00
Graph only: $20.00

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