"When we say a "sampler" we all tend to know what that looks like without actually needing a definition. It will contain some of the following elements:
We will probably think of the traditional antique samplers made by girls and young women in the 17th to 19th centuries and reproduced now by one of the many companies such as Hands Across The Sea or the Scarlet Lettter."
I was introduced to the world of reproduction samplers quite a few years ago when a blogger called Nicola asked for my help in setting up a SAL for a special Birthday she was celebrating. Together we ran a blog for lovers of samplers which was so successful we had to start a second as Blogger restricts blogs to 100 contributors! The project continued to outgrow Blogger so it moved to Facebook.
The first was Elizabeth Burrows by the Scarlet Letter: