The Sampler Guild
We have created a new section where you can find ALL of our very special scissors together - Scissors Shop !
Welcome to The Sampler Guild. With hundreds of members based here in the UK and throughout the world, the aim of The Sampler Guild (TSG) is to offer a forum furthering the research of sampler history, provide the next step-up from Cross Stitch, promote the preservation of antique samplers, continue the art of sampler making and most importantly, have lots of FUN!
Items above stitched by TSG member Marjan Kuyken
Hi - my name is Linda Hadden and I have been a sampler enthusiast for over thirty years. I became interested in the idea of starting a UK based Sampler Guild after meeting my good friend Kristy in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London some years ago. Kristy was visiting the UK from the USA and during our ensuing conversations, it rapidly became obvious that the UK had nothing like the USA and Canada in terms of a platform, where fellow sampler enthusiasts could have a common forum to share ideas and information.
The Sampler Guild developed from that chance meeting and all that has now changed...
So what is The Sampler Guild all about?
We have frequent and very popular 'Get togethers' and 'Meet-ups' which regularly take place all over the country. 2013 will be a very busy year for TSG members, so please see the quarterly newsletter and visit the Events page for the latest details of what is happening.
The TSG Emporium is our online shop, offering a showcase of the best products from the UK and around the world including charts, books, linens and other essential items such as threadwinders, scissors etc. You do not have to be a TSG member to place an order, but TSG members receive substantial discounts across a wide range of products, please visit the Shop page for details.
We have created a new page where you can find ALL of our very special scissors on the same page - Scissors Shop !
TSG Members Discount
TSG members are eligible for a 10% discount on all items in the TSG Emporium, with the exception of goods that already have a preferential sale price, and books, as they receive a substantial discount anyway.
This discount does not apply to non-members or members whose membership has lapsed. When ordering you will need to quote your membership number to receive the discount.
We are pleased
to announce that TSG will be running a number of classes of varying
types, at different locations.
The Sampler Guild Gallery
TSG members have produced some beautiful things (not just samplers!) over the years, and it is our pleasure to display this work on the Gallery page.
How to join The Sampler Guild
For details of how to become a member of The Sampler Guild, please visit the Membership page
There are three methods of contact with members:
1. A quarterly
newsletter that includes articles by both experts and enthusiasts
alike, information on forthcoming exhibitions, and members requests
for information and advice.
For information on the newest products and events, please visit Newsflash page. Remember if it is happening in the sampler world, it happens here first!
STOP PRESS! 'The Sampler Directory of the U.K.' is now available as a PDF document for £5.00
I have just finished putting some lovely new products from Kelmscott Designs on to the TSG Emporium - they include Needle Minders, a whole new range of scissors and some really beautifully coloured velvet and wool cuts - TSG Emporium
Links to other Web-sites
For details of links to other sampler related web-sites, please visit the Links page.
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