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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Sarah Stuart
18th Century English Samplers
Origin and date: England, 1798
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 21"X18-1/2"
Stitches: Cross, freehand stem and satin
Source: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England
Kit with cotton floss: $90.00
Kit with silk floss: $150.00
Graph only: $18.00

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Tablet
18th Century English Samplers
Origin and date: England, 1755
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 35-count, 22"x27-1/2" or on 40 count, 19"x24" - The color photo will vary slightly from the graph. The model was stitched with silk floss, on 40 count line. Always follow the graphs and not the photo. Please SPECIFY 35 or 40 count linen when ordering.
Stitches: cross stitch is the primary mode of execution, with some embellishments of stem, satin, double running, and petit point stitches.
Source: From the collection of The Scarlet Letter
Kit with cotton floss: $102.00
Kit with silk floss: $206.00
Graph only: $18.00
Finished Model: $1900.00

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Eliza Tagg
18th Century English Samplers
Kit with cotton floss: $75.00
Kit with silk floss: $126.00
Graph only: $18.00

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The Piping Shepherd
18th Century English Samplers
Origin and date:  England 1730
Linen count: 40 count
Finished size: 11" x 13-1/2"
Stitches: Cross
Kit with cotton floss: $98.00
Kit with silk floss: $202.00
Graph only: $20.00
Finished Model: $1500.00

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The Seduction
18th Century English Samplers
Origin and date: English 1700
Rated: Intermediate to Advanced
Linen count and finished size: 35-count 10"x11-1/2"
Stitches: tent and Parisian stitch
Source: The Scarlet Letter
Kit with cotton floss: $78.00
Kit with silk floss: $165.00
Graph only: $20.00

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Elizabeth Topham
18th Century English Samplers
Origin and date: England, 1727
Rated: Intermediate.
Source: Private collection
Kit with cotton floss: $54.00
Kit with silk floss: $90.00
Graph only: $12.00
Finished Model: $500.00

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Transitional
18th Century English Samplers
Linen: 35 or 40 count Unbleached (please specify)
Finished size: 17"x13 3/4" or 14 3/4"x12"
Rated: Advanced
Kit with cotton floss: $75.00
Kit with silk floss $130.00
Graph only: $15.00
Finished Model: $1200.00

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Mary Wilson
18th Century English Samplers
Kit with cotton floss: $73.00
Kit with silk floss: $129.00
Graph only: $20.00
Finished model: $1200

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Mary Witherspoon
18th Century English Samplers
Linen: 40 Count
Finished Size: 16-1/2"x21"
Rated: Intermediate
Kit with cotton floss: $70.00
Kit with silk floss: $124.00
Graph only: $12.00
Finished Model: $995.00

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