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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Sarah Low
18th Century American Samplers
Origin and date: Danvers, Massachusetts, 1794
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 35 or 40 count, 16"x20" or
14"x18" (please specify)
Stitches: Cross, straight, satin, French knots, stem
Source: Private collection
Kit with cotton floss: $66.00
Kit with silk floss: $136.00
Graph only: $15.00

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Abbie Lucas
18th Century American Samplers
Linen: 25 count unbleached, our exclusive weave
Finished Size: 11-1/4
Kit with cotton floss: $50.00
Kit with silk floss: $102.00
Graph only: $15.00
Finished Model: $1100.00

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Ruth Mackay
18th Century American Samplers
Origin and date: New England, circa 1780
Rated: Beginning
Linen count and finished size: 25 count, 13-1/2"x10-1/2"
Stitches: Cross, sawtooth, satin, eyelet
Source: The Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT
Kit with cotton floss: $35.00
Kit with silk floss: $56.00
Graph only: $8.00

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Betsy Manchester
18th Century American Samplers
Origin and date: Mary Balch School, Providence, RI, 1793
Rated: Advanced
Linen count and finished size: 25 count, 13-3/4"x10"
Stitches: Cross, queen, tent, satin and stem
Source: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Kit with cotton floss: $50.00
Kit with silk floss: $105.00
Graph only: $16.00

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Sally Morse
18th Century American Samplers
Origin and date: Searsport, Maine, circa 1790
Rated: Beginning
Linen count and finished size: 30 count, 5"x7"
Stitches: Cross, counted thread satin
Source: Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Kit with silk floss: $30.00
Graph only: $6.00

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Hannah Mosher
18th Century American Samplers
Origin and date: New Hampshire, 1798
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 25 count, 16-1/2"x14"
Stitches: Cross, satin, eyelet, stem
Source: Private collection
Kit with cotton floss: $44.00
Kit with silk floss: $80.00
Graph only: $10.00

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Ruthy Rogers
18th Century American Samplers
Origin and date: Massachusetts, late 18th-early nineteenth centuries
Rated: Advanced
Linen count: 35 count
Finished size 9 1/2"x13 1/2"
Stitches: Cross, stem filling, Queen, outline and counted satin
Kit with cotton floss: $74.00
Kit with silk floss: $120.00
Graph only: $22.00
Finished Model $1950.00

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ELIZABETH SHEFFIELD
18th Century American Samplers
ORIGIN AND DATE: Rhode Island 1784
RATED: Intermediate to Advanced
LINEN COUNT, FINISHED SIZE: 35 Count, 13" x 11"
STITCHES: Cross, petit point (cross stitch over one thread), eyelet, back stitch
Kit with silk floss: $140.00
Kit with cotton floss: $79.00
Graph only: $20.00

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Susan Singleton
18th Century American Samplers
Date: 1760
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 15" x 22-1/4"
Stitches: Cross, satin, back
Kit with cotton floss: $70.00
Kit with silk floss: $156.00
Graph only: $20.00

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Catharine Spangler
18th Century American Samplers
Origin and date: Pennsylvania, 1799
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 30 count, 16-1/2"x18"
Stitches: Queen, cross, satin, stem
Kit with cotton floss: $51.00
Kit with silk floss: $110.00
Graph only: $10.00

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