18th Century English Reproduction Sampler Kits

The English sampler underwent its most dramatic transformation during the eighteenth century, as its form gradually followed its function. No longer solely a pattern record, samplers were evolving into frameable art in their own right. A more pictorial format emerged throughout the eighteenth century. Borders, verses, and pictorial scenes replaced the long pattern bands of the seventeenth century. Until about the last quarter of the eighteenth century, stitch variety, symmetry and technical expertise were paramount in English needlework. Great genius was exhibited in many of these samplers, demonstrating that they were more than mere alphabetical exercises in monotony. Like American samplers of the nineteenth century, stitch variety declined and, with rare exceptions, only the cross stitch prevailed on later, simpler works.

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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A Flamestitch
18th Century English Samplers
Origin and date: Northern England or Scotland
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 15-1/2"x12"
Stitches: cross, eyelet, and straight (flame or Irish stitch).
Kit with cotton floss: $57.00
Kit with silk floss: $130.00
Graph only: $14.00
Finished Model: $895.00

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A Parrot, A Leopard, A Lion
18th Century English Samplers
Kit with cotton floss: $75.00
Kit with silk floss: $195.00
Graph only: $20.00

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Jane Atkinson
18th Century English Samplers
Kit with cotton floss: $75.00
Kit with silk floss: $150.00
Graph only: $20.00
Finished Model: $2200.00

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Ruth Bacheler
18th Century English Samplers
Origin and date: English 1717
Rated: Very advanced
Linen count and finished size: 35-count hand-dyed, 10"x23"
Stitches: Irish (Florentine), eyelet, satin, rice, stem and cross
Source: Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England
Kit with cotton floss: $53.00
Kit with silk floss: $93.00
Graph only: $12.00
Finished Model: $850.00

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Bargello Panel
18th Century English Samplers
Kit with cotton floss: $48.00
Kit with silk floss: $90.00
Graph only: $8.00

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Mary Ann Body
18th Century English Samplers
Rated: Beginning
Linen Count and Finished Size: 40 Count 15-1/2" X 14", 35 Count  18" X 16"
Kit with cotton floss: $49.00
Kit with silk floss: $82.00
Graph only: $8.00
Please specify 35 or 40 count linen when ordering the kit.

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Hannah Brassington
18th Century English Samplers
Kit with cotton floss: $82.00
Kit with silk floss: $148.00
Graph only: $18.00

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Sarah Brignell
18th Century English Samplers
Origin and date: England, 1769
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 35 or 40 count, 16-1/2"x24" or
14-1/4"x20-1/2" (please specify your choice)
Stitches: Cross, petit point, satin, stem
Source: Victoria & Albert Museum
Kit with cotton floss: $69.00
Kit with silk floss: $137.00
Graph only: $21.00

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Miriem Brocklehurst
18th Century English Samplers
Origin and date: England, 1726
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 10-3/4"x17-3/4"
Stitches: Cross, double running, eyelet, counted satin, Florentine
Source: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England
Kit with cotton floss: $50.00
Kit with silk floss: $93.00
Graph only: $12.00
Finished Model: $700.00

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Sary Burditt
18th Century English Samplers
Origin and date: 18th century English
Rated: Beginning to intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 11-1/2"x23-1/4"
Stitches: Cross, counted satin, and stem
Source: The Scarlet Letter
Kit with cotton floss: $47.00
Kit with silk floss: $88.00
Graph only: $10.00
Finished Model: $475.00

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