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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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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Elizabeth Burrows
18th Century English Samplers
Origin and date: England, 1725
Rated: Beginning
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 9-1/2"x7"
Stitches: Cross, Montenegrin cross, Italian, eyelet, herringbone, counted satin
Source: Private collection
Kit with silk floss: $30.00
Graph only: $6.00
Finished Model: $200.00

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Grace Catlin
18th Century English Samplers
Origin and date: England, 1719
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 11-1/4"x17"
Stitches: Cross, double running, counted satin, Algerian eye, fishbone
Source: Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
Kit with cotton floss: $62.00
Kit with silk floss: $119.00
Graph only: $19.00

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Scarlet Letter's Christmas Sampler
18th Century English Samplers
Kit with cotton floss: $75.00
Kit with silk floss: $147.00
Graph only $16.00

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Margery Dean
18th Century English Samplers
Origin and date: 18th Century English
Rated: Beginning/Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 11-1/4"x12-3/4"
Stitches: Only cross stitch, and a tiny amount of eyelet
Kit with cotton floss: $45.00
Kit with silk floss: $105.00
Graph only: $12.00
Finished Model: $850.00

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Ann Depauw
18th Century English Samplers
Origin and date: England, 1714
Rated: Advanced
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 8"x16-1/2"
Stitches: Eyelet, counted satin, herringbone, whitework, rice, straight, cross
Source: Private collection
Kit with cotton floss: $52.00
Kit with silk floss: $92.00
Graph only: $10.00
Finished Model: $650.00

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Susan Dunn
18th Century English Samplers
Origin and date: England, 1771
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 10"x15-1/2"
Stitches: Cross, eyelet, counted satin, back
Source: Private collection
Kit with cotton floss: $50.00
Kit with silk floss: $99.00
Graph only: $14.00
Finished Model: $650.00

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Jean Eastland
18th Century English Samplers
Kit with cotton floss: $49.00
Kit with silk floss: $80.00
Finished Model: $400.00

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Margret Gatis
18th Century English Samplers
Origin and date: England, 1711
Rated: Advanced
Linen count and finished size: 35 or 40 count, 9-1/4"x 29-3/4" or 8"x26" (please specify your choice)
Stitches: Montenegrin cross, cross, double running, counted
satin, trellis, eyelet, eyelet buttonhole
Kit with cotton floss: $80.00
Kit with silk floss: $130.00
Graph only: $20.00

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Elizabeth Ginger
18th Century English Samplers
Origin and date: England, 1735
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 35 or 40 count, 18"x19" or 15-1/2x16" (please specify your choice)
Stitches: Cross, queen, eyelet, back, counted satin, double running
Source: Witney Antiques
Kit with cotton floss: $65.00
Kit with silk floss: $122.00
Graph Only: $20.00

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