Make an 18th Century School Girl Sampler

Saturday, May 16

12pm – 2pm 


Instructor: Heather Sleightholm, Folk Artist

In the 18th century, the ‘sampler’ was a way for young girls to hone and display the needlework skills needed to run their households. The skills practiced on their sampler were used for everything from numbering their household linens to embellishing their own wedding dress. 

In addition to learning the history behind sampler making, two original sampler patterns ranging from easy to intermediate sewing skill levels will be provided by your instructor.

Materials provided:

-Cloth to stitch on
-Embroidery floss

Please have available:

-Embroidery hoop (8 inch hoop suggested)
-Sewing needle