Roland-Designs

Preserving our needlework heritage

Cross stitch samplers

Hommage

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

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 Angenon's sampler


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

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

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


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


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


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 $

        

Eliza Islip Sampler


Reproduction of an old school sampler in  blue, on evenweave

 

Signed : Eliza Islip 1853


Design area: 88 x 119 stitches

                          16 x 21,6 cm on 14 ct

 

Cross stitch, and eylet


Price: 2.00 $

Sans peur, sans reproche

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


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


Reproduction of an old red ( school ) sampler.


Signed: Ellen Blomfield, aged 11 1871

     

Design are: 113 x 140 stitches


Price: 3.00 $

Mary Ann Batty sampler


Reproduction of an old English school sampler signed : Mary Ann Batty 1859

Design are:    109 x 63 stitches

Price: 2.00 $