Home > Links


Museum & Reference Sites

Royal School of Needlework Stitch Bank   The RSN Stitch Bank aims to digitally conserve and preserve every stitch in the world.

Antique Kentucky Samplers   Antique Kentucky Samplers documents Kentucky needlework samplers from the eighteenth century to the antebellum period in an organized academic fashion on a single website. 

Find My Past
Another option for genealogical research, specific to the U.K.

Sampler Consortium       The Sampler Consortium is an international organization of scholars, historians, curators, educators, genealogists, textile conservators, collectors, dealers, and needlework experts interested in the study of historic samplers and other girlhood embroideries. Their first project has been to increase access to online sources of information related to historic samplers and other girlhood embroideries.

Sharon b's Dictionary of Stitches for Hand Embroidery and Needlework
To assist those who are new to the craft of hand embroidery each stitch is categorized as to its degree of difficulty. An icon of a single pair of scissors indicates that the stitch is easy to work and you should not hesitate to try it. If you are new to learning needlework. If you see two scissors, the stitch requires more skill. Three scissors indicate that the stitch needs skill and practice.

Tennessee Sampler Survey
The Tennessee Sampler Survey is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to document and preserve Tennessee's textile heritage.

Sampler Dealers

The Essamplaire
The only authorized reproduction kits for our samplers.

Sampler Guilds

Tudor Rose Sampler Guild (Texas)
Those interested in joining can email tudorrosesg@gmail.com