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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Rebekah Hacker
18th Century American Samplers
Kit with cotton floss: $90.00
Kit with silk floss: $150.00
Graph only: $30.00

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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: $55.00
Kit with silk floss: $86.00
Graph only: $12.00
Finished Model: $795.00

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Mary Haslehurst
18th Century American Samplers
Origin and date: American, 1776
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 25-count. The finished piece is almost exactly the same size as the original sampler - 11-3/4"x7-1/2" Stitches: Irish (flamestitch), cross, chain, back, stem and satin.
Source: Private Collection
Kit with cotton floss: $38.00
Kit with silk floss: $60.00
Graph only: $8.00

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Freelove Hazard
18th Century American Samplers
Origin and date: Rhode Island 1792
Rated: Beginning
Linen count and finished size: 25 count, 7-1/2"x11-1/2"
Stitches: Entirely cross stitch over one and two threads of linen
Kit with cotton floss: $33.00
Kit with silk floss: $61.00
Graph only $10.00
Finished Model: $600.00

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Mary Holtarbom
18th Century American Samplers
Origin and date: Philadelphia circa 1798
Rated: Beginning
Linen count and finished size: 30 count, 17-3/4"x13-3/4"
Stitches: Cross, sawtooth satin, and eyelet
Kit with cotton floss: $39.00
Kit with silk floss: $75.00
Graph only: $8.00

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Elizabeth Hudson
18th Century American Samplers
Origin and date: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1737
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 35 or 40 count (please specify) 18-1/4"x26-1/2" or 16"x23-1/4
Stitches: cross, tent, counted satin, stem, and Queen
Source: Philadelphia Museum of Art
35 count linen with cotton floss: $82.00
35 count linen with silk floss: $165.00
40 count linen with cotton floss: $82.00
40 count linen with silk floss: $165.00
Graph only: $15.00

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Sally Hunt
18th Century American Samplers
Origin and date: Warren, Rhode Island, 1795
Rated: Beginning to intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 25 count, 11"x6-1/4"
Stitches: cross, tent, stem and counted satin stitches
Source: The Scarlet Letter
Kit with cotton floss: $44.00
Kit with silk floss: $75.00
Graph only: $10.00
Finished Model: $650.00

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Susanna Lane
18th Century American Samplers
Origin and date: Eastern Massachusetts, 1776
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 25 count, 16"x16-3/4"
Stitches: Cross, back, eyelet, herringbone, satin
Source: Chicago Historical Society
Kit with cotton floss: $50.00
Kit with silk floss: $94.00
Graph only: $10.00

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