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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ACL 1790
Continental Samplers
Origin and Date: Danish 1790
Rated: Intermediate
Linen Count: 30 Count
Finished size: 12-1/2"x14-1/4"
Stitches: cross , eyelet, Algerian eyelet, four-sided, and counted satin
Kit with cotton floss: $77.00
Kit with silk floss: $170.00
Graph only: $16.00

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AED Germany 1746
Continental Samplers
Origin and date: Northern Germany, 1746
Rated: Intermediate
Linen Count: 35 count,
Finished size: 16-1/2"x14"
Stitches: Cross, four-sided, satin
Source: The German Sampler Museum in Celle, Germany
Kit with cotton floss: $55.00
Kit with silk floss: $100.00
Graph only: $15.00

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Afghani Belt
Continental Samplers
Origin and Date: Afghanistan 19th Century
Rated: Beginning
Linen Count: 35 Count
Finished size: 3-1/4"x30" (or to size)
Kit with cotton floss: $35.00
Kit with silk floss: $65.00
Graph only: $7.00

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B 1824 European Spot Motif
Continental Samplers
Linen: 40 count*
Finished size: 28-3/4"x19-1/4" (on 40 count)
Rated: Beginning
(*35 count linen can be substituted upon request)
Kit with cotton floss: $99.00
Kit with silk floss: $176.00
Graph only: $16.00
Finished Model: $1500.00

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Black Gryphon
Continental Samplers
Linen count: 35 count
Finished size: 11-1/4"X8-3/4"
Rated: Beginning
Kit with cotton floss: $39.00
Kit with silk floss: $66.00
Graph only: $7.00
Finished Model: $500

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Continental
Continental Samplers
Origin and date: Northern Europe, circa 1840
Rated: Beginning
Linen count/finished size: 35 count, 12"x16"
Stitches: Cross stitch
Source: Private collection
Kit with cotton floss: $50.00
Kit with silk floss: $99.00
Graph only: $10.00
Finished Model: $800.00

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Dutch Sampler of 1773
Continental Samplers
Linen: 35 count hand dyed (The Scarlet Letter"s EXCLUSIVE weave)
Finished size: 25-1/2"x14"
Rated: Beginning
Kit with cotton floss: $63.00
Kit with silk floss: $104.00
Graph only: $12.00

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FAK-MEK
Continental Samplers
Origin and date: Northern Germany, 1779
Rated: Beginning
Linen count/finished size: 30 count, 15"x14-1/2"
Stitches: Cross, four-sided, eyelet, straight
Source: The German Sampler Museum
Kit with cotton floss: $52.00
Kit with silk floss: $97.00
Graph only: $10.00
Finished Model: $475.00

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FWSA
Continental Samplers
LINEN: 40 count*(*35 count linen can be substituted upon request.)
Finished size: 21-3/4"x15"
Rated: Intermediate
Kit with cotton floss: $100.00
Kit with silk floss: $205.00
Graph only: $18.00
Finished Model: $1300.00

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Dona Dorothea Gazano y Garcia
Continental Samplers
Kit with cotton floss: $90.00
Kit with silk floss: $150.00
Graph only: $22.00

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