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Samplers

Bertha Richter Oltern

Bertha Richter Oltern sampler
$3.00

Neat, tidy and well executed German sampler dated 1895, signed Bertha Richter Oltern.


The sampler is stitched in vivid blue and red cotton on Penelope canvas, it is hand hemmed on the top and bottom; for a school sampler the stitching is exemplary!


Design Area: 146 x 145 stitches


If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure :


10,43" x 10,36" / 26,4 x 26,3 cm

Ann Blanchard

Ann Blanchard
$4.00

Lovely English sampler from 1803 stitched at Chippenham by an 8 years old girl called Ann.


Ann worked some neat stitches, but chose a poem too long for her canvas; she cleverly solved the problem by stitching the missing bits above the end of the sentence.



Design Area: 176 x 216 stitches


If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure :


12,50" x 15,40" / 32 x 39 cm


Price: 4.00 $

Mary Ann Batty

Mary Ann Batty
$2.00

This pattern is a faithful reproduction of a classic school sampler stitched in 1859 by Mary Ann Batty.

Design Area: 108 x 66 stitches


If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure :


7,71" x 4,71" / 19,5 x 12 cm


Price: 2.00 $

Eliza Islip

Eliza Islip
$2.00

A sweet little school sampler stitched dated 1853.


Design Area: 90 x 114 stitches


If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure :


6,43" x 8,14" / 16,3 x 20.6 cm


Price: 2.00 $

Marcelle Miallet sampler

Marcelle Miallet
$3.00

This pattern is a faithful replica of an antique French sampler stitched during WW1 by a 9 years old girl called Marcelle.


A sweet little school sampler stitched in red on canvas, there is some remnants of blue wool in the center but unfortunately there is not enough left to give an idea of what was stitched there.


Design Area: 113 x 147 stitches


If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure:


8.07" x 10.50" / 20.5 x 26.6 cm


Price: 3.00 $

Marie Agenon 1899

Marie Agenon 1899
$4.00

This pattern is a faithful replica of an antique sampler stitched in 1899 by Marie Agenon. What is very interesting about this sampler is that Marie stitched a similar one in 1888, both were worked in red threads and feature very similar alphabets and motifs.


The sampler has visible alignment flaws and mistakes, the reproduction is charted exactly how it was stitched.


Design Area: 263 x 265 stitches


If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure:

18.79" x 18.93" / 47.7 x 48 cm


Price: 4.00 $

Marie Agenon 1888

Marie Agenon 1888
$4.00

This pattern is a faithful replica of an antique sampler stitched in 1888 by Marie Agenon. I do not know much about Marie apart that she stitched a very similar sampler a decade later.


The sampler is charted exactly like the original with the small flaws and misalignment included.


Design Area: 154 x 140 stitches


If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure:


11" x 10" / 28 x 25,5 cm


Price: 4.00 $

Mermaid sampler

Mermaid sampler
$6.00

This sampler is inspired by antique needlework, alphabet booklets and other vintage pieces.


It features a famous quotation accredited to John Adams the 2nd president of the United States.


“Always stand on principle. Even if you stand alone “


There is a space where you can personalize your sampler with the name and date of your choice; an extra alphabet and numeral is included in the PDF.


Apart for the mermaid, the rest of the sampler is not charted in color, this is done so that you can chose according to your preference, or what you have available in your stash. Variegated threads, hand-dyed floss, metallics or even beads can be used to stitch the alphabets and borders.


Stitches used are: Cross stitch, back stitch, running stitches (also known as Holbein stitch) and petit point.


Recommended to stitch on 28 ct linen, or evenweave.


Design Area: 155 x 272 stitches


If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure:

11,07" x 19,42" / 28,1 x 49,3 cm


Price: 6.00 $

Precious time sampler

Precious time sampler
$4.00

This beautiful cross stitch pattern is adapted from an antique English sampler, stitched in 1771 by a girl named Elizabeth Garratt.


Because the sampler lacked some letters ( J and U ) , I have added these along with the modern spelling of words, this has made the size/shape slightly different from the original.


There is a space on the lower end of the sampler to stitch your own name, and date.


Design Area: 154 x 257 stitches


If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure :


11,00" x 18,36" / 28 x 46,6 cm


Price: 4.00 $

Hommage

Hommage sampler
$3.00

This cross stitch pattern is modeled after an original antique sampler in my collection.


It is in French and has space for adding your own parent’s names, marriage date, birthdates, etc…


It could also be stitched as a mourning sampler.


Three alphabets, and numbers are included in the pdf, which you can use to personalize the sampler.


Design Area: 262 x 212stitches


If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure :

18.6" x 15,1" / 47,5 x 38,4 cm


Price: 3.00 $

Mini sampler

Mini sampler
$2.00

This mini, antique sampler is just so cute, re-charted from an antique clipping it is perfect for a new beginner in cross stitch, as a miniature sampler for a doll house, or even as a filet crochet project.


Why not stitch it into a nice cushion over, or try it as knitted sampler in fair isle. ?


There is a space left blank where you can add your initials, name, or date.


Design Area: 80 x 81 stitches


If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure :

5,71" x 5,79" / 14,5 x 14,7 cm


Price: 2.00 $

Marie Agenon's sampler

Marie Angenon's sampler
$4.00

This sampler is a compilation of alphabets and motifs from two French samplers stitched by the same girl in the late 1800’s.


Design Area:

231 x 174 stitches


If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure :

16,50" x 12,43" / 41,9 x 31,5 cm


Price: 4.00 $

Mary Holt sampler

Mary Holt sampler
$4.00

This pattern is charted from a sampler in my collection, the original was stitched by a 13 girl called Mary Holt.


The sampler features a sweet littl verse by Isaac Watts :


'thanks to my friends for their care in my breeding,

Who taught me betimes to love working and reading.

Isaac Watts ( 1674-1748)



Design Area: (98 x 213 stitches)


7,00" x 15,21" , 17,7 x 28,6 cm if stitched on 14 ct aida/ 28 ct linen.


Price: 4.00 $

'On youth' sampler

On youth sampler
$4.00

This pattern is charted from a sampler in my collection, the original was stitched by an 8 year old girl in 1803.


Since the sampler was full of mistakes and old spelling (For example using F for the long S), I tried to get the essence of it by charting the alphabet, details and the poem.


Design Area: 14,79" x 14,36" (207 x 201 stitches)


Price: 4.00 $

1748 sampler

1748 sampler
$0.00

Re-production of a beautiful American spot sampler from 1748.


You can see photos of a finished stitches reproduction in the photo gallery.


Designs area: 131 x 325 stitches

                            50 x 21 cm on 32 ct


Price: 7.00 $

1881 sampler

1881 sampler
$2.00

Sampler inspired from an antique French school sampler dated 1881.


Designs are: 85 x 89 stitches

                        15.4 x 16 cm on 14 ct


Price: 2.00 $

Therese Michel sampler

Therese Michel sampler
$4.00

Old French sampler , stitched by Therese Michel in 1871 when she was 8 years old.


Design are: 145 x 109 stitches

                        26,3 x 19,8 cm on 14 ct


Price: 4.00 $

Sans peur, sans reproche

Sans peur, sans reproche
$4.00

Monochrome sampler inspired by the tale of Bayard. Le chevalier sans peur, et sans reproche

( The knight without fear, and beyond reproach )


Add the name, and date of your choice to make a personalised sampler.


To learn more about Bayard follow this link :

http://http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Terrail,_seigneur_de_Bayard


Design are: 178 x 133 stitches


Price: 4.00 $

Knight sampler

Knight sampler
$4.00

A monochrome sampler that can be personalised to make a unique birth sampler.


I have added a blank piece of graph in the chart so that you can spell out the name, and date of your choice.


Design are: 115 x 223 stitches

Ellen Blomfield sampler

Ellen Blomfield sampler
$3.00

Reproduction of an old red ( school ) sampler.


Signed: Ellen Blomfield, aged 11 1871


Design are: 113 x 140 stitches


Price: 3.00 $

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