The earliest samplers date back to the sixteenth century.  Traditionally they were a piece of embroidery produced as a demonstration or test of skill in needlework.  They often included the alphabet, figures, motifs, decorative borders and sometimes the name of the person who embroidered it and the date. These modern day versions have just as much charm.

Henry VIII
Counted Cross Stitch Kit

£29.99

Our kit contains everything you need to complete your 27cm x 38cm picture:  14 count Aida Pre-sorted and carded threads Needle Easy to follow instructions   This kit uses full cross stitches, back stitch and French knots.

Sampler - Friends
Counted Cross Stitch Kit

£19.99

This beautiful counted cross-stitch sampler captures traditional cross-stitch techniques and designs. This delightful picture will add charm to your home or make a treasured gift.Sampler measures 26 x 19cm. Each Stitchkit includes everything you need to complete your picture: 14 count Aida, pre-sorted and carded threads, Needle Easy to follow instructions. This charming picture is a rewarding project that would...

Sampler - Lake District Sampler
Counted Cross-Stitch Kit

£34.99

This charming cross stitch sampler designed by Rose Swalwell, Cumbria captures a traditional scene in the Lake District and some of the native sheep. Suitable for all abilities, our kit contains everything you need to complete your 30.3cm x 36.8cm (12 inch x 14.5 inch) picture: White Aida 14hpi for easy stitching Pre-sorted and carded stranded cotton Picture Chart Instructions