Cross stitch is the oldest form of embroidery and historical examples can be found from all over the world, across time since the middle ages. Here is my guide to some of my favourite historical style cross stitch sampler patterns available on Etsy today. Some are reproductions of old designs, others created using old samplers as inspiration. There are so many lovely patterns that it's not possible to list all of them here for you, but by visiting these stores, or following the link to My Historical Sampler Guide on Etsy, they will lead you to many more patterns for you to enjoy exploring & discovering new favourite designs for you to stitch.
Visit the items in this guide by clicking the image and the individual shops by clicking the link under the image, or VISIT this collection on Etsy.