About Reproduction Sampler Kits and Graphs
Each Scarlet Letter kit comes complete with linen (cut to size with at least a two-inch margin on all four sides), ample sewing floss, detailed instructions and easy-to-read stitch diagrams, clear graphs and finishing instructions, a needle, a color photograph of the finished piece, and its historic background.
When we reproduce antique samplers, our goal is to as closely approximate the original materials as possible using linen grounds of an appropriate thread count, thickness, and color, as well as silk, cotton or wool flosses, carefully matched to the threads of the antique. To this end we use only the finest even weave linens imported from Scandinavia.
You can buy the full kit or the graph only for most of our samplers. The graph includes the detailed instructions and easy-to-read stitch diagrams, clear graphs and finishing instructions, suggestions for floss colors (DMC cotton and Au Ver a Soie, soie d’Alger silk) and a color photograph of the finished piece, and its historic background.
There is an alphabetical list that includes all of our samplers or separate lists by categories based when the sampler was stitched or the style. Also, check out our list of new samplers that have been recently added to this website. On our FAQs page, you'll find answers to many of your questions about counted thread embroidery.
Do you love the look of our hand stitched antique reproduction samplers, but lack the time to make one for yourself? Many of our models are available for sale, finished and framed. If you are interested, check out the list of finished samplers.