Samplers

20 Jul 2014

A Dutch Christmas Sewing Set

This is a gorgeous sewing etui stitched in antique Dutch Samplers style with the beautiful silk threads from Crescent Colours over the wonderful linen by Manifattura Tessile Sotema, Italy. Chartpack includes original linen fabric, stitching and finishing
21 Jul 2014

A Wedding Rings Pillow

I love this design very much because it was really designed and stitched with love. The first prototype was for the marriage of my friends Dave and Nancy and for them I wanted something romantic with an
8 Feb 2015

A Williamsburg Welcome

I decided to design this sampler to celebrate Colonial Williasburg (www.history.org), the State of Virginia and also the event of Annie’s Needle Arts Festival 2014. Being one of the teachers at this prestigious event, I wanted to
28 Mar 2014

Adam & Eve Etui

Many antique and old samplers have been dedicated to Adam & Eve and the Tree of Life. Caroline Reeves stitched her sampler in 1830, probably in Pennsylvania, and Becky deVries-Wong owns this sampler in her private collection
21 Jul 2014

Ann Hull’s Brooch

This brooch was inspired by the beautiful Ann Hull’s sampler. A few years ago I saw this sampler on eBay and I was so fortunate to win the auction for it. Ann Hull stitched her sampler at
21 Jul 2014

Ann Hull’s Purse

This purse was inspired by the beautiful Ann Hull’s sampler. A few years ago I saw this sampler on eBay and I was so fortunate to win the auction for it. Ann Hull stitched her sampler at
9 Feb 2015

Ann Spence 1801 Sampler

This Georgian English sampler, belonging to my private collection, was worked by Ann Spence at the age of 10. She dated it “December th27 1801”. I purchased this sampler in August 2012 from Miles Griffiths Antique.  Anne
9 Feb 2015

Ann Spence 1801 Sewing Set

This sewing set as inspired by the original Ann Spence 1801 Sampler. A few motifs of the sampler were used for the etui, the needlebook and the needleminder platform, while the strawberry scissors fob was tuned with
5 May 2014

Assisi Peacock Sampler

This design has an old fashioned look and it is a tribute to various Italian stitches. The middle band, stitched in blue, is a floral band of Assisi work. Assisi work is characterized by stylized flowers and