In days gone by, samplers were not only a way to learn different embroidery techniques, but also lessons in reading and arithmetic. Books were less available in the 19th century than today and embroidery books were a luxury. In my haberdashery and embroidery collection , I have a lot of models which are not necessarily Sajou models. Among them are some beautiful classic vintage samplers. The models we propose date from between 1870 and 1900.