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Research Papers

Please visit this page to see the latest TSG Research Papers.

It is with great pleasure we are announcing a new division of The Sampler Guild  -   Sampler Guild Research.

For quite a while there have been three separate avenues of research carried out by Ruth Taylor - Crows Feet Stitching, Jacob de Graaf Modern Folk Embroidery and Linda Hadden The Sampler Guild.  We realized that joining forces and sharing the information and knowledge we each have, it all started to make sense.  During the last six months there has been a vast amount of research and discussion around a sampler motif that we have come to know as Solomons Porch.

The results of our combined efforts have culminated in a preliminary paper, available on The Sampler Guild website under the heading of Research Papers. 

All TSG members will receive a copy of the paper.  It will also be sent out to the sampler world during the next few days.

Please note that there is still much research to undertake on this subject.  We have only just scratched the surface and have already started a second paper with more of our findings.

In addition to this, there is also a great deal of research being undertaken into other sampler motifs and genres.  There will be other papers published in due course.

Research Paper No.1 "Solomon's Porch"

If you have problems downloading this PDF document, please do not hesitate to email Linda at and request that a copy be sent to you.

And talking of Solomon's Porch, Kathy Andrews at the "Unbroken Thread" has reproduced the two charts below. 

Ann Ferguson, 1827 *Adaptation

Ann Ferguson Reproduction Chart


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