Continental Reproduction Sampler Kits

Samplers of northern Europe are often less symmetrical than their English and American counterparts. The emphasis is more on symbolic representations or pattern records than stitch variety or pictorial formula. Religious symbols are found on almost all continental samplers, and Adam and Eve in particular is the principal motif on samplers from Protestant Northern Germany. Other frequently used motifs on this body of samplers include the Spies of Canaan carrying their cluster of grapes, the wreath carried by two crowned angels, the Free Maiden, Dutch lion, spinning monkey, Lamb of God, ships, anchors, carnations, roosters, birds and hearts, and stags, all having religious symbolic meanings. In general, cross stitch is the primary stitch used in the creation of these samplers.

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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SDW
Continental Samplers
Origin and date: Germany 1710
Rated: Any
Linen count: 35 count
Finished size: 11-1/2" x 44-1/2"
Kit with cotton floss: $98.00
Kit with silk floss: $196.00
Graph only: $20.00

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Sibmacher
Continental Samplers
Origin and date: Southern Germany, 1763
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count/finished size: 35 or 40 count, 13-1/2"x22" or 11-1/2x18" (please specify!)
Stitches: Cross, counted satin
Source: The German Sampler Museum
Kit with cotton floss: $55.00
Kit with silk floss: $90.00
Graph only: $20.00

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Anniken Christensen Simensen
Continental Samplers
Linen: 40 count (35 count linen can be substituted upon request)
Finished size: 16"x15-3/4"
Rated: Intermediate
Kit with cotton floss- $70.00
Kit with silk floss: $143.00
Graph only: $16.00

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Vierlande
Continental Samplers
Origin and date: Northern Germany, 1756
Rated: Beginning
Linen count/finished size: 35 count, 13-1/2"x15-1/2"
Stitches: Cross, double running
Source: The German Sampler Museum
Kit with cotton floss: $45.00
Kit with silk floss: $60.00
Graph only: $20.00
Finished Model: $525.00

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