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Kit is available to make an embroidered Pennsylvania German style sampler.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1972 (v.50#8) pg. 57

Instructions given for making a framed ribbon sampler.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1974 (v.52#11) pg. 97, 139

How to make an abstract needlepoint sampler that displays a variety of stitches. Finished piece is mounted between two sheets of clear acrylic.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1977 (v.55#12) pg. 103, 205

How to embroider a 23"x25" alphabet sampler.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1978 (v.56#6) pg. 128, 171

Darning stitch sampler.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1981 (v.59#2) pg. 102, 148

Quickpoint sampler features flower patterns.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1982 (v.60#5) pg. 102

Felt sampler is framed in a hearts-and-flowers motif. Center block features an eagle and a house, along with embroidered wording. Est. cost: $15.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1987 (v.65#7) pg. 87, 146

Stag and pine tree sampler to cross-stitch.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1987 (v.65#12) pg. 103, 154

May Flowers cross-stitch projects. Provides charted designs for nine flowers: strawberrry, primrose, lily-of-the-valley, grape hyacinth, scilla, forget-me-not, violet, columbine and buttercup. Includes instructions for incorporating all of them in a sampler and for using selected motifs on a tablecloth, picture frame, hand towel and curtain tiebacks.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1988 (v.66#5) pg. 174

"Kitty-Cat" cross-stitch sampler. Also includes instructions for stitching the sampler on the front of a purchased sweatshirt.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1988 (v.66#6) pg. 75, 87

Nursery rhyme cross-stitch sampler. The nursery rhyme "Mary, Mary, quite contrary ..." is bordered top and bottom by rows of tulips and the alphabet. Est. cost: $25.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1989 (v.67#7) pg. 66, 69, 70

"Puppy" sampler features the alphabet and rows of dogs. A border reading "Woof, Woof ..." encircles the piece.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1989 (v.67#8) pg. 77, 89

Hebrew alphabet sampler bordered by a motif of leaves and berries, is cross-stitched in rainbow colors. Finished piece measures 22"x26".
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1989 (v.67#12) pg. 76, 98, 107

Tribute to America cross-stitch sampler features the ABCs, a shield of stars and stripes, and God Bless America -- Land That I Love stitched inside a wavy border and accented with stars.
CRAFTS Jul 1991 (v.14#7) pg. 22, 43

Early American cross-stitch sampler that is an adaption of a colonial quilt design.
CRAFTS Sep 1993 (v.16#9) pg. 122, 55

Grandmother's Flower Garden sampler to cross-stitch.
CRAFTS Aug 1997 (v.20#8) pg. 20, 47

Ribbon embroidery garden patch sampler. Rows of corn, tomato plants, squash, cabbages and pumpkins are stitched with silk and taffeta ribbons on a raw linen background.
CRAFTS Mar 1998 (v.21#3) pg. 24, 51

Cross-stitched sampler features eight butterflies.
CRAFTS Apr 1999 (v.22#3) pg. 14, Insert

Cross-stitched "Flower Garden Sampler," 9.5"x10.5". An alphabet motif in the center is surrounded by floral, scroll and zigzag motifs. Two versions are suggested, a framed sampler and a pillow. Charts provide coversions for working in either Medici wool, flower thread or floss. Beginner skill level.
CROSS STITCH SAMPLER Summer 1991 (v.9#2) pg. 16

"Celebrations" picture mat (10"x12") features a spray of roses worked in cross-stitch across the top of the picture opening. The sides and bottom of the opening are worked in hardanger. Hearts, worked in satin stitch, accent the corners and the roses. This can also be used as a sampler to commemorate a wedding or other special event. Advanced skill level.
CROSS STITCH SAMPLER Summer 1991 (v.9#2) pg. 22

Drawn-thread sampler. Part 1. Two methods of cutting threads are described along with the techniques for satin stitch, basic hemstitch, basting, coral knots and the inversion of threads. Advanced skill level.
CROSS STITCH SAMPLER Summer 1991 (v.9#2) pg. 28

"Live within your harvest" sampler features a cross-stitched cornucopia motif, the alphabet and acorn motifs. Also includes instructions for using the cornucopia motif on a small (4"x5.5") pillow. Intermediate skill level.
CROSS STITCH SAMPLER Fall 1991 (v.9#3) pg. 24

Drawn-thread sampler. Part 3. Instructions for stitching buttonhole pyramids, satin stitch edging on a cross shape, wrapped-thread cutwork and for adding initials and date completed. Advanced skill level.
CROSS STITCH SAMPLER Winter 1991 (v.9#4) pg. 18

How to embroider a Colonial sampler. Includes a primer of basic stitches and sketches of traditional designs.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1975 (v.5#9) pg. 34

Pattern for a Bicentennial cross-stitch sampler.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Feb 1976 (v.6#4) pg. 54

Seaside sampler wall hanging is worked on #13 mono canvas with white and ecru yarns. A 14" quilting hoop is used for the frame.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jan-Feb 1979 (v.10#1) pg. 56

Flower garden needlepoint sampler.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS May 1979 (v.10#4) pg. 6

Folk art worked in crewel. Lion and lamb sampler (Peaceable kingdom).
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1982 (v.13#6) pg. 70, 85

How to make a Family Heritage Sampler. Pattern and instructions included for a cross-stitch sampler that includes the alphabet and a group of designs, along with a space for the name of the embroiderer.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Apr 1977 (v.8#2) pg. 22

A 19th-century sampler from Woodlawn Plantation (circa 1837) was originally stitched by a seven-year-old French girl.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Feb 1988 (v.19#1) pg. 56

Honeysuckle sampler, embroidered almost entirely in cross-stitch, is designed to record a birth, solemnize a marriage or celebrate an anniversary. Its floral border and central cartouche are reminiscent of many early English and American samplers. The open space in the center frames an inscription, date or names.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Feb 1991 (v.22#1) pg. 38

Needlepoint fraktur certificate to commemorate a wedding, birth, new home or friendship. This Pennsylvania German folk-art design features peacocks, robin, redwing blackbird, two bird's nests in trees, and flowers in an urn.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Apr 1992 (v.23#2) pg. 38

Easier-than-ever heirloom cross-stitch samplers. Six design ideas shown along with full-size alphabet pattern and basic stitch instructions.
FAMILY CIRCLE Mar 16 1982 (v.95#4) pg. 89, 157

Counted cross-stitch accessories to make. (1) Baskets, (2) Samplers, (3) Tote bag, (4) Pillow, (5) Picture frames, (6) Place mats.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 16 1982 (v.95#16) pg. 126, 200

Twenty-five kitchen samplers to make in cross-stitch or quick and easy machine applique. Directions given for 4. Kits or directions must be ordered for others.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Sep 1981 (v.193#3) pg. 146

36 special day samplers to make. (1) Baby's pillow. (2) Silver-anniversary pillow. (3) Engagement sampler. (4) Bridal-wreath sampler. Other samplers pictured. Kits and instructions may be ordered.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Sep 1982 (v.195#3) pg. 136, 200

Apple sampler, 18" square, features nine apple shapes cut from fabric scraps, glued to a background and framed.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1989 (v.209#5) pg. 136, 298

Erica Wilson looks at the history of black work and explains how to plan a sampler design and the basic stitches to be used.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING NEEDLECRAFT Fall 1978-Winter 1979 pg. 22

Wildflower alphabet sampler is embroidered on a dish towel background.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING NEEDLECRAFT Spring-Summer 1980 pg. 98, 150

A Fair Isle sampler to needlepoint.
HANDMADE Winter 1982-83 (v.2#4) pg. 30

Seaside sampler, a 19"x51" hanging that incorporates coral, seashells, and starfish mounted on panels of knots and fastened to fringe.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Summer 1978 (v.23#2) pg. 76

An alphabet sampler to work in counted cross-stitch.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Summer 1980 (v.25#2) pg. 48, 110

Cross-stitched sampler features a verse from the Song of Solomon decorated with bluebirds and flowers.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Mar-Apr 1982 (v.27#2) pg. 55, 54

Old-fashioned country kitchen cross-stitch sampler.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Aug 1986 (v.31#4) pg. 78, 96

Celtic sampler in cross-stitch. Letters of the alphabet are stitched in blocks in a style inspired by the illuminated manuscripts of the early Celts.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Apr 1987 (v.32#2) pg. 55, 78

Floral pillow becomes a sampler of Brazilian embroidery techniques. Seven panels of flowers demonstrate padded satin stitch, couching, Palestrina stitch, French knots, Bullion loop, Boucle bud, and the single and double cast-on stitches. For experienced stitchers only.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jun 1987 (v.32#3) pg. 52, 72

"Cape May" cross-stitch sampler features colorful Victorian houses, a trellised gazebo, hearts and flowers, kittens, sailboats, a girl and boy in sailor suits and the traditional alphabet.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jun 1989 (v.34#3) pg. 55, 68

Sentimental collector's sampler incorporates bits of old lace, pailettes from a 1920's gown, buttons from a child's sleeper, etc. Old-time motifs are cross-stitched with overdyed floss.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Feb 1990 (v.35#1) pg. 76, 100

Samplers. A brief look at the history and purpose of samplers. How to make your own heirloom sampler. Tips on materials, tools, stitching, laundering and framing.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jun 1990 (v.35#3) pg. 18, 88

Cross-stitch pictures. (1) Girl With Bird. (2) Alphabet sampler with 3 different styles of letters.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jul-Aug 1983 (v.3#4) pg. 19, 49, 30

Cross-stitch the "old seamstresses" sampler.
NEEDLE & THREAD May-Jun 1985 (v.5#3) pg. 33, 38, 51

A trio of counted cross stitch ideas. Two samplers, "Girl and Gander" and "American Heritage", and a "Garden Wedding" bell pull.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Mar-Apr 1981 (v.4#2) pg. 18

Flaxen sampler (8"x12") to needlepoint. Background of linen canvas is left blank. An adaptation of a 17th century piece.
NEEDLEPOINT PLUS #95 Jan-Feb 1990 (v.16#5) pg. 18, cover

German show towel. Part 4. Instructions for satin and four-sided stitches to work in drawn-thread areas and a hearts-birds-and-flowers motif to needle-weave over a netting insert.
NEEDLEWORDS Winter 1990 (v.8#4) pg. 17

Reinventing the sampler. Elly Smith describes how she searches out and incorporates traditional motifs into contemporary samplers. Includes a description of counted-thread embroidery as used in the samplers.
THREADS #21 Feb-Mar 1989 pg. 24
Added Info THREADS #22 Apr-May 1989 pg. 4

How to make cross-stitched samplers in padded fabric frames.
WOMAN'S DAY Aug 10 1982 (v.45#13) pg. 75, 127

Embroider your names on a sampler in cross-stitch surrounded by decorative motifs in the shape of a heart.
WOMAN'S DAY Feb 7 1984 (v.47#6) pg. 83, 134

Kitty sampler, in counted cross stitch, features cat motifs that form the letters "A, B, C". The balance of the alphabet is formed from yarn that one cat has unwound from a ball. A lace and ribbon motif is stitched as a border.
WORKBASKET Jan 1989 (v.54#3) pg. 43