Robine’s Souvenir Sampler Study Box

4 in stock

Studying old embroideries really puts you in the shoes of the stitcher. I have always been fascinated by samplers and am always a bit overwhelmed by the thought that the stitchers were so young. I thought you might enjoy studying samplers too, so I have put together a small selection of charts, histories, and luscious photos of favourites from my own collection. Each one is a little piece of history you can recreate for yourself.

I bought this striking but slightly damaged red sampler at auction some years ago. It caught my eye because I love alphabets and it was seeing stitched alphabets that started my passion for samplers.

This design is a joy, despite being stitched in just one colour. Not having to change colours gives you more time to appreciate each little motif – my favourites are the little bird carrying a letter and the crossed keys on the top right.

In your lovely JG Book Box, you will find:


  • A large picture of your sampler
  • The beautifully printed chart made up of three x A3 sheets
  • A copy of my book Stitching your own Little Piece of History
  • A gold-plated needle
  • Faux-ivory thread holder with two shades of thread for an optional folded hem


4 in stock

4 in stock


The story of this little treasure

If you would like to know more about how my Sampler Study Boxes came to be, you may enjoy this Jotting.

More Sampler Study Boxes you might enjoy:

Martha Townsend Sampler

Catherine Archer Sampler

Mary Fowler Sampler

Ann Symonds