Lifetime Samplers & Decorative Textiles cross stitch kits and charts

themes of life in samplers to treasure ….

Lifetime Samplers cross stitch

The Lifetime Samplers range of cross stitch kits and charts are designed by Lauren Turner, inspired by sayings both poignant and humorous, and by enduring verses, all of which make fittings topics for cross stitch samplers and which lend themselves well to lettering and phrases.

This collection features topics based around family – birth, wedding and anniversary samplers, and a very popular family tree for the family history researchers.

Glories of Cross Stitch book

The Lifetime Samplers range features cross stitch kits and charts in both modern and traditional designs.
The business commenced in 1994. Lauren has a B.A.Hons in textile design and lives in Nottingham, England.
Her book “The Glories of Cross Stitch” was published in 2000 by Cima books.

Cross stitch is addictive, and it is fascinating to stitch a sampler and to watch it grow; there is something magical and pleasing about stitching letters and phrases and seeing them emerge on the fabric before your eyes!

sampler detailIn 2015 Lauren acquired the Decorative Textiles range which is cross stitch for special occasions, the Lifetime Samplers & Decorative Textiles cross stitch ranges blend together beautifully to create a really substantial cross stitch collection.
Decorative Textiles had been established in 1992 as a similar one-person designer range of wedding and anniversary cross stitch and many cross stitch greeting cards including birthdays, christening, graduation, engagement, get well, Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day – just about any special occasion that you can think of !  Lauren Turner has some lovely ideas to expand this range with new additions announced in the news page.

The arrival of Decorative Textiles is very exciting, creating a massive amount of work, but an inspiration for lots of new ideas, and providing a regenerating force in Lifetime Samplers.

Lifetime Samplers & Decorative Textiles cross stitch kits and charts