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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Mary Moyse
18th Century English Samplers
Origin and date: England, 1709
Rated: More advanced
Linen count and finished size: 40-count, 6-1/2"x17-1/2"
Stitches: Cross, counted satin, double running, eyelet, buttonhole, and detached buttonhole, worked over one, two, and three threads on 40-count linen
Source: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England
Kit with cotton floss: $60.00
Kit with silk floss: $95.00
Graph only: $14.00
Finished Model: $750.00

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My Life is a Flower
18th Century English Samplers
Origin and date: England, circa 1725
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 35 or 40 count, 21-1/4"x13" or 18-1/2"x11-1/4" (please specify your choice)
Stitches: Four sided, cross, satin, eyelet
Source: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England
Kit with cotton floss: $68.00
Kit with silk floss: $125.00
Graph only: $15.00
Finished Model: $895.00

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Elizabeth Norris
18th Century English Samplers
Origin and date: English, Jane Ogle 1700, Elizabeth Norris 1730
Rated: Beginning
Linen count and finished size: Ogle, 40 count, 10"x19"; Norris, 40 count 10"x18-1/4"
Stitches: Cross, eyelet, closed herringbone, Montenegrin cross, counted satin, back, and double running.
Source: From the collection of The Scarlet Letter
Kit with cotton floss: (both samplers) $62.00
Kit with silk floss: (both samplers) $94.00
Graph only: (both samplers) $12.00

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Jane Ogle
18th Century English Samplers
Origin and date: English, Jane Ogle 1700, Elizabeth Norris 1730
Rated: Beginning
Linen count and finished size: Ogle, 40 count, 10"x19"; Norris, 40 count 10"x18-1/4"
Stitches: Cross, eyelet, closed herringbone, Montenegrin cross, counted satin, back, and double running.
Source: From the collection of The Scarlet Letter
Kit with cotton floss: (both samplers) $62.00
Kit with silk floss: (both samplers) $94.00
Graph only: (both samplers) $12.00

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Sarah Pain
18th Century English Samplers
Linen: 35 count or 40 count (PLEASE SPECIFY)
Finished size: 10-3/4"x19-1/4" or 9-1/2"x17"
Rated: Beginning
Kit with cotton floss: $49.00
Kit with silk floss: $102.00
Graph only: $10.00

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Palla
18th Century English Samplers
Kit with cotton floss: $28.00
Kit with silk floss: $36.00
Graph only: $8.00

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Jane Parish
18th Century English Samplers
Linen: 35 or 40 count, Please specify your choice.
Finished size: The original sampler measures 8-1/4"x11-1/2". On 40 count linen our reproduction will be approximately 9"x14-1/2" and on 35 count, 10-3/4"x16-3/4".
Rated: Intermediate
Source: From the collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum
Kit with cotton floss: $50.00
Kit with silk floss: $78.00
Graph only: $12.00
Finished Model: $700.00

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Amelia Pewmer
18th Century English Samplers
Origin and date: England, circa 1782
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 35 or 40 count, 17-1/2"x19" or 15-1/4"x16-1/2" (please specify your choice)
Stitches: Cross, counted satin, freehand satin
Source: Private collection
Kit with cotton floss: $62.00
Kit with silk floss: $120.00
Graph only: $10.00

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Polly Phillip
18th Century English Samplers
Origin and date: English 1772
Rated: Intermediate to Advanced
Linen count: 35 count
Finished size:, 18-1/4" x 17"
Stitches: Cross and Tent
Kit with cotton floss: $132.00
Kit with silk floss: $330.00
Graph only: $25.00

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Queen Stitched Panel
18th Century English Samplers
Linen: 30 count
Finished size: 10"x10"
Rated: Beginning
Kit with cotton floss: $47.00
Kit with silk floss: $88.00
Graph only: $7.00

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