The Sampler Guild






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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 the first time I met 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 became obvious that the UK had nothing like the USA and Canada to offer, in terms of a platform where fellow sampler enthusiasts enjoyed a common forum to share ideas and information.

The Sampler Guild developed from that chance meeting and all that has now changed...

Telephone: +44(0)1628-634274
Facebook Page:
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So what is The Sampler Guild all about?

Forthcoming Events

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.

TSG Emporium

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.

TSG Classes

We are pleased to announce that TSG will be running a number of classes of varying types, at different locations.
For more information, please visit the
Classes page.

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.
2. This website, which is updated frequently  - usually at least once a week.
3. The TSG Google Group, an online messaging facility that is only available to TSG members - see below.


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

For details of links to other sampler related web-sites, please visit the Links page.



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Linda Hadden
The Sampler Guild
4 Courtfield Drive


Telephone: +44(0)1628-634274

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