Scarlet Letter Cross Stitch Patterns

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SCTL-001 A Peacock, a Unicorn & a Badger - Cross Stitch Pattern
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$35.00 $32.19
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A needlework picture designed after an early eighteenth century canvas work piece, featuring a tree, two unicorns, a peacock, a badger and more!

Stitched over two threads on 40 count linen of your choice, the finished piece will measure approximately 16? x 17?. Cross and counted satin are... Read more
SCTL-004 Elizabeth Sheffield 1784 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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Note from the designer - "Rhode Island samplers were among the first American schoolgirl embroideries to be recognized by serious collectors and textile scholars as a distinctive group with extraordinary visual appeal.The Sheffield sampler is delicately worked with an unusually pleasing combinat... Read more
SCTL-006 Ann Grimshaw 1818 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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$18.00 $17.09
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This reproduction sampler is from the Ackworth Quaker School and is dated 1818. It is rated for beginners.

Linen count and finished size: 35 or 40 count; 18-3/4" x 24-1/2" or 16-1/2" x 21-1/2". Stitch count is 330 X 430.
SCTL-009 And All Was For An Appil - Cross Stitch Pattern
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A 17th Century English sampler featuring Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden. "And all was for an appil." Rated for beginners.

Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 13-1/4? x 16-3/4?.
SCTL-010 Jane Atkinson circa 1780 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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Note from the designer - This needlework was designed after an English sampler in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston. The lush border flowers are similar to those on a sampler made by Sarah Brignell from around the same period, suggesting the existence of a school or teacher whose ... Read more
SCTL-025 Susan Singleton - Cross Stitch Pattern
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Note from the designer - "Designed after a mid-eighteenth century New Hampshire sampler, this piece is delightfully naive with its oversized animals, insects, and birds. Around 1760, the New-Hampshire Gazette began publishing advertisements for girls' schools, placed by female instructresses... Read more
SCTL-002 Elizabeth Eyles 1799 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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$21.00 $19.89
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Note from the designer - "This sweet English sampler is the first I've ever seen with a border made up of flying cherubs. It also features a "geode" (mosaic) parrot- a distinctively stylized bird that appears on other samplers made in England, New England, and the Netherlands throughout ... Read more
SCTL-008 The Huntsman - Cross Stitch Pattern
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$18.00 $17.09
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Note from the designer - "The design of this piece was inspired by fine examples of early eighteenth century American and English needlework pictures. A picture like this would have been stitched as a painting, with great attention to detail, shading, color, and composition." The design feat... Read more
SCTL-013 Bird in Bough - Cross Stitch Pattern
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$12.00 $11.39
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This 19th century American reproduction sampler features a brown bird on a tree branch. Rated for beginners. Model stitched on 35 count hand dyed linen. Finished size: 6-1/4? x 8-1/2?.
SCTL-017 Elizabeth Masterton 1838 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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Note from the designer - "Typical of so many Scottish samplers, Elizabeth Masterton's features an abundance of initials (likely familial), rows of evergreen trees, peacocks with seven tail feathers, and the now famous mansion house fronted by a pillared fence and gates enclosing sheep. Apart... Read more
SCTL-018 Elizabeth's Squirrel - Cross Stitch Pattern
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$26.00 $24.69
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Note from the designer - "This picture was originally designed to be used as a cushion or footstool cover, or perhaps as a decorative vignette inserted into the top of a wooden box for storing precious objects. Executed entirely in cross stitch, its most prominent characters are a large squirrel... Read more
SCTL-022 Sarah Dutnel 1818 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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Note from the designer - "At age nine in 1818, Sarah Dutnel created this unusual "tree of life" sampler. A traditional carnation and tulip border in subtle, earthy shades of gold, brown, and cream surrounds the tree. Dogs, deer, birds, stars, potted plants, trees and flowers flank the ba... Read more
SCTL-016 Eleanor Parr 1816 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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$30.00 $28.49
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Note from the designer - "Eleanor Parr created this amazing and unique sampler some time before 1835. The border of birds encircled by vines and leaves is unprecedented. Fleurs de lys embellish each of the four corners surrounding a central reserve containing a traditional verse, floral sprays a... Read more
SCTL-011 A Parrot, A Leopard, A Lion - Cross Stitch Pattern
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$24.00 $22.79
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Note from the designer - "This design was inspired by an early eighteenth century English picture executed in tent stitch." The designs features a lion, a leopard and a parrot surrounded by bright flowers.

The design is stitched over one thread on 35 Ct. linen. It uses cross stitch,... Read more
SCTL-024 Sarah Willson 1837 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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$22.00 $20.89
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Note from the designer - "An English sampler from a private collection. This singular sampler contains so many of the motifs and designs that one always associates with traditional schoolgirl needlework, from the fairly typical (but in this case quite elaborate) four-sided carnation and rose bor... Read more
SCTL-019 Hanna Katerina 1734 German Sampler - Cross Stitch Pattern
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$25.00 $23.69
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Note from the designer - "This finely stitched German sampler begins with a single row of alphabets above an immensely intricate collection of symbolic cross stitched motifs, including battling angels, the figure of Justice with her scales, the spies of Canaan, the crucifixion, Adam and Eve besi... Read more
SCTL-012 Camel and Lion - Cross Stitch Pattern
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This sampler features a lion, a camel, and large colorful flowers. The design was stitched over 2 threads on 40 Ct. linen and is suitable for all skill levels. The stitch count for each design is 244 W x 230 H.
SCTL-015 Dorothy Walpole 1774 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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This Irish Quaker sampler features an alphabet at the tope, verse, bands, and flowers. The verse reads "Great Almighty God above plant in my heart a fund of love, that I my mercies may adore and bless and praise thee evermore."
SCTL-007 Sarah Tatum - Cross Stitch Pattern
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This reproduction sampler is from the Ackworth Quaker School and is dated 1800. It is rated for beginners.

Linen count and finished size: 35 or 40 count, 19? x 21? or 17? x 18-1/2?
SCTL-014 Dorcas Haynes 1720 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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This beautiful band sampler by Dorcas Haynes is dated 1720 and features cross stitch, double running stitch, counted satin, Queen, detachable buttonhole, double diagonal backstitch, herringbone, eyelet, Parisian, encroaching gobelin and florentine. Rated for advanced stitchers. Model stitched on 35 count hand dyed linen. Finished size: 12-1/2? x 17?
SCTL-021 Rebecca Robinson 1821 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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$15.00 $14.29
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Note from the designer - "An intensely stitched and well-planned sampler, this unusual piece probably originated in Pennsylvania. The allegorical figure hovering over the house could represent Liberty. The unconnected border of floating honeysuckle is unique, as well as the little pastoral vignettes in the lower register." Rated for beginners.
SCTL-027 The Manifesto - Cross Stitch Pattern
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$35.00 $32.19
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Note from the designer - "Designed after an early eighteenth century tent stitched picture, this expansive needlework scene depicts many episodes in the life of an affluent English family including its elaborate parterre and gardens, a stately brick and stone house, domestic, exotic and wild ani... Read more
SCTL-003 Elizabeth Shephard 1820 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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$10.00 $9.49
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Note from the designer - "Acquired in England, one might assume that this classic Quaker motif sampler was made at the Ackworth School in Yorkshire. However the influence of the designs promulgated by the Quaker School needleworkers stretched far beyond the confines of the school's walls. Th... Read more
SCTL-005 American Quaker Band Sampler 1803 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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$15.00 $14.19
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Note from the designer - "This is a classic example of an American sampler that has been strongly influenced by needlework design taught at Quaker schools. Likely it was not worked at one of the Quaker schools that flourished from New York to Virginia for more than two hundred years: the linen i... Read more
SCTL-026 Country Life 1783 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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Note from the designer - "Adapted from an English sampler dated 1783. The original sampler from which this piece was adapted measures 15-1/2? x 12-1/2?, and was stitched over one thread of linen on approximately 50-thread-count glazed linen. The house on the left alone, which measures 71 by 62 s... Read more
SCTL-020 M Quertier 1799 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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Note from the designer - "In 1779, the Quaker Friends School at Ackworth, Yorkshire, was established for the purpose of educating young people of both sexes, and instilling the values of their Society; equality, simplicity, peace. Girls received nearly the same instruction as boys. Out of this s... Read more
SCTL-023 Mary Bailey 1818 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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$22.00 $20.89
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Note from the designer - "Mary Bailey stitched this sampler in England and finished it in 1818. It demonstrates an advanced level of skill given the symmetry of the design and its many diverse elements: a red brick mansion house with four chimneys- a sign of wealth in early 19th century England,... Read more
SCTL-028 Huswife 18th Century England - Cross Stitch Pattern
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$17.00 $16.19
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Note from the designer - "This little needlework was likely made as a panel of a "huswif"/aka a "housewife", which was an embroidered, double-sided vertical series of pockets made to hold needleworking supplies. It could be folded up or hung from a peg for swift access to the ne... Read more
SCTL-029 Eunice Morton 1794 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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$17.00 $16.19
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Note from the designer - "This American sampler was stitched on a loosely woven homespun linen with vegetable-dyed silk threads. Despite its size and simplicity, the design is striking, delicate, and well-balanced. Eunice Morton was born in 1783 in Gorham County, Maine. Sometime in 1809-1810, ... Read more
SCTL-030 Emely C Newman 1831 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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$17.00 $16.19
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Note from the designer - "A unique four-sided geometric border is the highlight of this American sampler, consisting of nine rows of letters and numerals surrounded by a counted satin stitch sawtooth inner border. The design looks like something that might have inspired the Dutch artist Piet Mo... Read more
SCTL-031 Jane Howell 1835 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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Note from the designer - "This very finely stitched English sampler has a multifloral border centering an alphabet and numerals in a pyramidal configuration, a verse, and a scene executed in petit point, featuring a cozy cottage flanked by trees and oversized, robust blooms. The verse was writte... Read more
SCTL-032 Elizabeth Gooding 1790 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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Note from the designer - "This is a beautiful sampler from Norwich (Norfolk, United Kingdom), possibly stitched at a school run by one Mrs. Wright or her descendent (hence the initials "MW" below Elizabeth's name in the attribution). A list of teachers in Norwich in 1783 includes Wright,... Read more
SCTL-033 Jane Moore 1820 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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$28.00 $26.59
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Note from the designer - "A RED BRICK MANSION HOUSE is at the center of this wildly engaging English sampler featuring a small zoo/conservatory/aviary of flora and fauna as interpreted by an exceptionally talented young woman of the early nineteenth century. The verse is common enough on ninet... Read more
SCTL-034 Ann Whittaker 1790 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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$29.00 $27.59
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Note from the designer - "ANN WHITTAKER created an almost comically theatrical sampler depicting Adam and Eve, angels, pious verses, and elaborate meandering vines beneath dramatic multi-colored draperies and tassels. Hovering over the verse which is framed by large columns, are two angels with ... Read more
SCTL-035 Mary Lee 1786 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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Note from the designer - "At the age of fourteen, Mary Lee stitched this beautiful band sampler with a good assortment of flowers, birds, swans, squirrels, and other traditional motifs. Worked into the center of a band in tight, precise stitches, is the cautionary aphorism "In thy youth fea... Read more
SCTL-036 A Flamestitch Sampler circa 1760 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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$24.00 $22.79
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Note from the designer - "This sampler is designed after a mid-18th century piece, unsigned and undated, but perhaps made in northern England or in the Scottish borders. The solidly stitched lower half suggests it might have been worked as a rehearsal for a more advanced project, such as a pocke... Read more
SCTL-037 A New England Sampler Worked on Green Linen, c 1810
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Note from the designer - "Few samplers were stitched on this unusual dark green linsey woosey fabric that combines linen and wool to create a dramatic dark background color to highlight brightly colored floss. Most of these samplers were made in the coastal towns of Massachusetts up to New Hamps... Read more
SCTL-038 A Scottish Sampler circa 1740 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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Note from the designer - "Scottish samplers are often easily identified by their color palette: intense shades of red, green, and pink, as well as by clusters or rows of initials of family members. This small sampler includes motifs usually seen on earlier samplers of the late seventeenth centur... Read more
SCTL-039 Abigail Ann Fleming 1816 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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Note from the designer - "Abigail Ann was born October 27, 1799, in East Caln, Chester County Pennsylvania. Her parents were Joseph and Ann (Wells) Fleming, the fourth generation of Flemings living in the East Caln area. Abigail Ann attended one of the Quaker schools in Chester County but we are... Read more
SCTL-040 Abigail Bacon 1798 A New England Sampler
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$18.00 $17.09
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Note from the designer - "This sampler could possibly have been made in Connecticut but the surname is quite common throughout New England. Abigail was ten years old when she made her sampler. The original was stitched on unbleached homespun linen using silk threads, and the reproduction very cl... Read more
SCTL-041 Abigail Gould 1796 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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Note from the designer - "This sampler shows a man and a woman beneath an apple tree, reminiscent of Adam and Eve, but in contemporary dress. Possibly of New York origin (the format and background suggest this), this reproduction is stitched on linen with either cotton or silk, with the background filled in entirely with wool."
SCTL-042 ACL Danish Sampler 1790 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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$16.00 $15.19
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Note from the designer - "In Scandinavia, as in England and America, sampler patterns (called navneklude meaning, literally, "name cloths") were passed along from teacher to pupil, mother to daughter, generation to generation. The designs were used to mark ownership of domestic textiles,... Read more
SCTL-043 AED Germany 1746 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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Note from the designer - "A characteristically northern German sampler, this example from Hamburg consists of random symbolic spot motifs, with a unifying central scene and borders. Religious symbols are commonly found on almost all continental samplers, and Adam and Eve in particular is often t... Read more
SCTL-044 Amanda Jewel 1816 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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$12.00 $11.49
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Note from the designer - "This sampler was made in St. Albans, Vermont. A naturalistic four-sided floral border surrounds a central reserve with alphabets and a pictorial scene. The house is so distinctive that it is probably a depiction of Amanda's own home. Made under the tutelage of B. Samson... Read more
SCTL-045 Amelia Boyce 1829 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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$22.00 $20.89
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Note from the designer - "Amelia Boyce's pictorial sampler demonstrates two popular art forms of the early 19th century manifested in the sampler mode: the image of an architectural engraving, and the influence of Berlin patterns in the naturalistic (rather than nave or stylized) floral patterns... Read more
SCTL-046 Amelia Pewmer 1782 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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Note from the designer - "Although there has not been the extensive research and study of English Quaker samplers as there has been of their American counterparts, we believe that this sampler was created under the tutelage of a Quaker sewing instructress in England. The fine bleached linen and ... Read more
SCTL-047 Amy Ball 1810 - Cross Stitch Pattern
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$12.00 $11.39
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Note from the designer - "Samplers depicting children - particularly such large children - are uncommon. Not only the children make this an outstanding sampler, but also the multi-floral border, the charming verse, the scene at the top with its menagerie of creatures, and the beautiful naturalistic rose at the center. The original sampler is English and was worked on a very fine tiffany."
SCTL-048 An Acrostic Sampler - Cross Stitch Pattern
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$7.00 $6.69
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Note from the designer - "This sampler was reproduced from an unusual "word square" acrostic sampler made at an Orphanage in England around 1830. The more common form of acrostic is a poem where the first letter of each line forms a word (often a name, or a religious slogan) when read ve... Read more


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