Welcome to the website of The Antique SamplerStitcher Magazine, which is focused towards everyone who loves to either read about, design or just look at embroidered samplers.
The magazine is available by subscription of 6 copies each year. It's full of beautiful sampler designs, ideas and motifs for you to work and collect, and help towards creating your own.
There's a variety of information on books, museums, exhibitions, suppliers, useful sites, sewing tips, articles, motif collection, stitch glosseries, and a great deal more.
The magazine is not available in newsagent shops, but digitally and downloaded to your computer by logging in with a username and password. No more piles of magazines taking up room, this is a tidy way of storing your magazines out of site, and printing out charts when you need them again and again when you would like to embroider them.
If you choose to subscribe to the digital magazine, you will be sent a notification e-mail to automatically download the new issue. Download takes a few minutes, and there's your magazine, which can be stored either on compact disc or filed on your computer. No more missing out on your favourite issue because they've sold out. You can even order back issues! What better way to receive a magazine every two months straight to your own home.
If you have problems with the internet, the magazine can now be sent to you on a CD and then the PDF file can then be viewed on your computer.
Back Issues 1 to 6 and 7 to 12 and 13 to 18 and 19 to 24 are available on CD, they can also be ordered individually.
See the back issue information page for full details.
The magazine is based in England, but is available all over the world, so everyone can enjoy what it has to offer, no matter where you live.
Remember sampler enthusiasts, this is your magazine, so your letters, contributions etc. are most welcome and will appear in future issues. If you click on the subjects listed, they will provide additional information about what the magazine has to offer.
My aim in producing this kind of magazine is to let it be a guide, and to help preserve what we have learnt from past works, and hopefully create samplers in the future, never allowing this art of needlework to disappear.
I look forward to hearing from you and sharing with you the love of samplers, be they old or new.
All designs on this website Copyright 2012 Lesley Wilkins
They may not be reproduced on any other site without prior permission
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Back Issues on CD Now Available
Issue 1 June/July 2008
Issue 29 Feb/Mar 2013
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The office is closed each Wednesday and Sunday, which may delay any queries and orders made on these days.
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Many of you will now be receiving the last magazine in your 1 year subscription. Hopefully, you will remain with the magazine and want to renew for further issues. There is either a 1, 2, 3 year subscriptionnow available, and if you are already a member, you username/password will remain the same. To renew your subscription visit the page from here.
Issue 30 of the magazine is now available. When you first order your subscription it can take up to 48 hours for your username and password to work, so please visit the login page to check they have been registered. It take a few minutes to download the magazine. When you enter your details a white page will appear, check the bottom of the page to confirm you're receiving details. If you have any problems loging in, please contact immediately. Only one notification will be sent to you with your username/password details, so keep them safe. Check the website for details when the next issues are available.
All notifications for the current issue 30 have now been sent. Many e-mail addresses have been returned as incorrect. If you have not received a notification by 15th, or changed your e-mail address recently, please send your new details as soon as possible to the contact address.
Country Cross Stitch Samplers
A brand new e-book is available for all country style sampler lovers. Visit the Catalogue on page for details on how to order.