A warm welcome

We are very pleased to announce that we have a new member at Hands Across the Sea Samplers. A very warm welcome to Veena Parrikar who is busy stitching the model of a stunning English sampler from the early 1800s.

Veena Parrikar currently lives in Iceland with her husband. We truly are many hands across many seas coming together through a shared loved of needlework and in particular the needlework of yesterday.
“With a simple act of moving needle and thread through fabric, I retreat into older times when life was unhurried. I especially enjoy samplers and primitive folk designs. Though I have many reproduction sampler charts in my collection, the ones I actually stitched have come to me from friends. I like to think that I do not choose the samplers I stitch; instead, through the invisible bonds shared by needlewomen, they choose me.” ~ Veena