17th Century Reproduction Sampler Kits

The seventeenth century is considered the Golden Age of samplermaking in England. Samplers made during this period exhibit extensive stitch variety in combination with sophisticated designs and use of color. In some examples counted thread stitches on linen were combined with panels of floral, geometric, or figural cut and drawn work: a technique whereby the background threads of linen are carefully cut and drawn away to reveal the desired pattern. Distinctive motifs emerged during this period, among them the Boxer, a corrupted human form derived from putti in Renaissance art. The figure is in a pugilistic stance, often holding a fruit or a flower aloft. Other patterns used derived from Frederico de Vinciolo's 1587 pattern book Singuliers et Nouveaux Pourtraicts, including bird motifs as seen in the Side by Side band sampler of 1675, and in Ann Lawle's band sampler of circa 1650. Other popular motifs include oak leaves, honeysuckle, carnations, roses, Stuart S motifs, peas in a pod, pansies, strawberries, daisies, acorns, cherries, fleur de lis, artichokes, grapes, and diaper motifs. This group of samplers is among the most challenging we offer.

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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Marie Abbott
17th Century Samplers
Origin and date: England, 1680
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count: 35 count
Finished size 8-3/4"x30-1/4"
Stitches: Double running, Montenegrin, cross, fern, eyelet, buttonhole filling, back, counted satin, seeding
Source: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England
Kit with cotton floss: $65.00
Kit with silk floss: $110.00
Graph Only: $16.00

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AW 1662
17th Century Samplers
Kit with cotton floss: $69.00
Kit with silk floss: $118.00
Graph only: $20.00
Finished model: $1800

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Early 17th Century English Pattern Band Sampler
17th Century Samplers
Kit with cotton floss: $85.00
Kit with silk floss: $108.00
Graph only: $26.00

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Boscobel Oak
17th Century Samplers
Origin and date: English 1660"s
Rated: Beginning to intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 35-count hand-dyed, 11" x 33"
Source: Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
Kit with cotton floss: $69.00
Kit with silk floss: $105.00
Graph only: $25.00
Finished Model: $895.00

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Boxer Band
17th Century Samplers
Origin and date: England, circa 1650
Rated: Advanced
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 8"x34"
Stitches: Double running, Montenegrin cross, trellis, and counted satin
Source: Private collection
Kit with cotton floss: $70.00
Kit with silk floss: $115.00
Graph only: $20.00
Finished Model: $1200.00

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Catte
17th Century Samplers
Linen: 35 count
Rated: Beginning
Finished size: 8-3/4"x9-1/4"
Kit with cotton floss: $38.00
Kit with silk floss: $72.00
Graph only: $8.00

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Mary Cooper
17th Century Samplers
Origin and date: English 1655
Rated: Beginning to intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 35-count, 16-3/4"x8-1/4"
Stitches: cross, double running, Montenegrin, Italian cross, eyelet, running, and back
Kit with Silk Perle $62
Graph Only $12
Finished Model $750

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MERY COX circa 1670
17th Century Samplers
Kit with cotton floss: $62.00
Kit with silk floss: $100.00
Graph only: $20.00
Finished Model: $1800.00

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EH 1669
17th Century Samplers
Linen: 35 count
Finished size: 10-3/4"x30-3/4"
Rated: Advanced
Kit with cotton floss: $64.00
Kit with silk floss: $108.00
Graph only: $18.00
Finished Model: $1500.00

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EK
17th Century Samplers
Origin and date: England, 1653
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 7-1/2"x35"
Stitches: Double running, counted satin, Montenegrin, Italian, straight, back
Source: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England
Kit with cotton floss: $72.00
Kit with silk floss: $122.00
Graph only: $22.00
Finished Model: $995.00

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