18th Century American Reproduction Sampler Kits

In America, many distinct regional styles of samplermaking evolved in the eighteenth century, molded by a combination of social, political, aesthetic and cultural influences. English work of this century tended to be more technically correct, precise and polished. American schoolmistresses, perhaps more tolerant of their students' flights of fancy, and being revolutionaries themselves, inspired an equally impressive but somewhat less formal body of work on this side of the Atlantic. We feature designs from a wide range of American sampler schools, from early eighteenth century Boston, to the later, famous Balch School samplers of Providence, Rhode Island.

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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Jenny Bean
18th Century American Samplers
Origin and date: Massachusetts, 1794
Rated: Beginning
Linen count and finished size: 28 count, 16"x12-3/4"
Stitches: Cross stitch only
Source: Derivative
Kit with cotton floss: $50.00
Kit with silk floss: $82.00
Graph only: $8.00
Finished Model: $550.00

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Hannah Breed
18th Century American Samplers
Origin and date: Lynn, Massachusetts, 1756
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 25 count, 10"x22"
Stitches: Cross, eyelet, satin, long arm cross, herringbone, queen, lazy daisy, straight, Florentine
Source: Private collection
Kit with cotton floss: $44.00
Kit with silk floss: $77.00
Graph only: $7.00


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Hannah Carter
18th Century American Samplers
Kit with cotton floss: $165.00
Kit with silk floss: $375.00
Graph only: $35.00
Finished Model: $3900

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Betsy Davis
18th Century American Samplers
Origin and date: Mary Balch School, Providence, Rhode Island, 1797
Rated: Advanced
Linen count and finished size: 25 count, 13"x15"
Stitches: Cross, half cross, satin, queen, stem
Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Kit with cotton floss: $50.00
Kit with silk floss: $90.00
Graph only: $14.00

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Mary Eaton
18th Century American Samplers
Origin and date: New England, 1763
Rated: Beginning
Linen count and finished size: 30 count, 11-1/2"x15-1/4"
Stitches: Cross, satin, stem, back, French knots
Source: The Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT
Kit with cotton floss: $40.00
Kit with silk floss: $72.00
Graph only: $7.00

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Mary Gail
18th Century American Samplers
Origin and date: American 1788
Rated: Any Skill Level
Linen count and finished size: 25 count, 10"x10"
Stitches: Worked entirely in cross stitch over one thread (petit point), background filled with tent stitch
Kit with cotton floss: $60.00
Kit with silk floss: $145.00
Graph only: $15.00
Finished Model: $1600.00

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Abigail Gould
18th Century American Samplers
Origin and date: New York, 1796
Rated: Beginning
Linen count and finished size: 25 count, 12-1/2"x10-1/2"
Stitches: Cross stitch
Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Kit with cotton floss: $50.00
Kit with silk floss: $78.00
Graph only: $12.00

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Fanny Hancock
18th Century American Samplers
Origin and date: Boston, 1796
Rated: Beginning
Linen count and finished size: 30 count, 9"x11-1/4"
Stitches: Cross, eyelet, stem, satin
Source: Quincy Historical Society
Kit with cotton floss: $22.00
Kit with silk floss: $44.00
Graph only: $5.00

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LYDIA HART 1744
18th Century American Samplers
Kit with cotton floss: $92.00
Kit with silk floss: $156.00
Graph only: $25.00
Finished Model: $2,800.00

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Sarah Harvey
18th Century American Samplers
Origin and date: Possibly American
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 40 count,
9-1/8"x18-1/4"
Stitches: Cross, eyelet, and stem
Kit with cotton floss: $50.00
Kit with silk floss: $83.00
Graph only: $12.00
Finished Model: $795.00

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