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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Grazing Sheep
18th Century English Samplers
Linen: 35 count
Rated: Intermediate
Finished size: 14"x20"
Kit with cotton floss: $81.00
Kit with silk floss: $161.00
Graph only: $18.00

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Ann Hair
18th Century English Samplers
Origin and date: England, 1762
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 35 or 40 count, 16-1/4"x22-1/4" or 14-1/4"x19-1/4" (please specify your choice)
Stitches: Cross, counted satin, eyelet, long and short, double running
Source: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England
Kit with cotton floss: $66.00
Kit with silk floss: $115.00
Graph only: $15.00
Finished Model: $1500.00

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Mary Hales
18th Century English Samplers
Linen: 35- or 40- Count Unbleached (Please Specify!)
Finished Size: 16 1/4" x 32" or 14 1/4"x27 3/4"
Rated: Intermediate
Kit with Cotton Floss: $66.00
Kit with Silk Floss: $100.00
Graph Only: $14.00

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Eliza Hall
18th Century English Samplers
Kit with cotton floss: $61.00
Kit with silk floss: $96.00
Graph only: $19.00

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Mary Hammand
18th Century English Samplers
Kit with cotton floss: $160.00
Kit with silk floss: $260.00
Graph only: $35.00

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Dorcas Haynes
18th Century English Samplers
Linen: 35 count hand dyed -our exclusive weave
Finished size: 12-1/2"x17"
Rated: Advanced
Source: From the collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum
Kit with cotton floss: $68.00
Kit with silk floss: $140.00
Graph only: $20.00

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Elizabeth Hicks
18th Century English Samplers
Kit with cotton floss: $86.00
Kit with silk floss: $129.00
Graph only: $26.00
Finished Model: $725.00

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ANN HOW 1794
18th Century English Samplers
Kit with cotton floss: $55.00
Kit with silk floss: $90.00
Graph only: $15.00
Finished Model: $975

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Rachel Jarratt
18th Century English Samplers
Origin and date: England, circa 1760
Rated: Advanced
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 6-1/2"x30"
Stitches: Cross, counted satin, stem, detached buttonhole, double running, fishbone, queen, bullion knots, Florentine
Source: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England
Kit with cotton floss: $80.00
Kit with silk floss: $142.00
Graph only: $16.00

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Ann Johnson
18th Century English Samplers
Linen: 40 count (35 count linen can be substituted upon request)
Finished size: 8-3/4"x18-1/4"
Rated: Beginning to Intermediate
Kit with cotton floss: $49.00
Kit with silk floss: $89.00
Graph only: $12.00
Finished Model: $825.00

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