Williamsburg Reproduction Sampler Kit by Paragon  (Kit#S-142)

Kits contains stamped sampler on 100% Belgian Linen size 28″ x 20″,  Peri-Lusta embroidery thread and complete easy to follow-instructions.



Elsa Williams also has a kit of the Chase…   It’s no longer available and hard to find.  I just happen to find one at Austintatious Offerings, however, it’s sells for $200.


Description:   Elusive, and highly prized are reproductions of samplers. One of the most highly sought is the 1760 Chase Sampler by little 11 year old Mary Starker.

This is the Elsa Williams licensed reproduction of The Chase Sampler. Copied from the sampler worked by Mary Starker, this reproduction kit duplicates the gay colors and charming design of the original in the Williamsburg collection. A rare example of American needlework design, because it combines an embroidered picture with alphabet lists and includes the embroiderer’s place of birth “Newbury, New England” ( thought to be Newburyport Massachusetts). Mary’s name, place of birth, date, and a pious ejaculation, “Goodness and Mercy Ever follow those who shape their Conduct by Gods Holy Laws” have been deleted from the reproduction so that the 20th century worker may personalize the work.
Size: 16″x 24″ design hand printed on pure linen, size 20″x 28, cotton floss, diagrams, directions and stitch instructions. Proudly made in the USA
Artist: Mary Starker, 1760, as reproduced & licensed by Elsa Williams



The Chase / The Mary Starkey Sampler Kit ~ Joanne Harvey ~ the Examplarery offered by Traditional Stitches – $254.95

I’m assuming this is not stamped because the description says it includes a transfer sheet.


Found in Colonial Williamsburg’s textile collection.

Kit includes complete instructions, transfer sheets for pictoral elements, color illustrations, floss, 40 count linen, needles and more.

Design size is 17″ x 28″. Stitches used include cross, satin, outline, Algerian Eye, Queen, rice French Knots, New England Laid, chain, long arm cross and a small darning pattern.



The Newburyport Sampler …  the Samplar Workes


I just happen to be organizing my library and noticed I had this.  It lookes very similar to the Chase sampler.  The difference between the ones above is this sampler, the bottom is cross stitches instead of crewel.