Each year Hands Across the Sea Samplers publishes a sampler which we consider to be not only beautiful but outstandingly so and worthy to be crowned our Queen of the May. We are pleased to offer to you (EARLY DUE TO PUBLIC DEMAND) Lucy Navier 1818 our Queen of the May for the year 2019 presented in a limited edition 60 page booklet in full colour with an extensive stitch guide.
For further information please visit Lucy’s webpage
“Reproducing Lucy’s sampler has been an exciting and epic journey shared with an amazing needle worker who I have the greatest respect for. My grateful thanks go to Bethany Gallant for every stitch she has exquisitely executed and her patience with me as I reproduced Lucy’s tiny stitches of which there were many!” ~ Nicola Parkman
I have just uploaded a new flosstube video chatting about antique samplers, the forthcoming Queen of the May, new scissors, silks and lots more. If you enjoy the video please subscribe to my youtube channel.
A little bit or this and that – a look at 2 antique samplers, scissors, linen, threads and carrying projects/samplers.
By request a video about my everyday stitching tools and Legacy Linen Wild Honey
I hope you enjoy some time with me today over a a cup of coffee.
We wanted to share with you the new Hands Across the Sea Samplers’ releases for the 2019 Nashville Needlework Market.
The magnificent Elizabeth Weston reproduced and stitched by my dear friend Sandra Moffitt – CLICK HERE
The sweet Ann Ogden 1844 which has been lovingly stitched by Melissa Heuer Coyle for Hands Across the Sea Samplers. Thank you Melissa I enjoyed every second working with you and I know how much of your heart you poured into Ann – CLICK HERE
The sweet Martha James 1844 with her adorable carefree scene that tugs at my heart – CLICK HERE
And last but not least my last travelling project Eliza Knight. We sailed/flew many miles together in October 2018 – CLICK HERE
All four designs are available now for pre-order from your local/online needlework store or from the Hands Across the Sea Samplers’ website.
We hope that there is a little something for everyone and the four designs are suitable for all levels of ability.
ENJOY and let your store know to order your copy.
In August of this year I was so fortunate to be able to meet up with Christina at The Attic Needlework’s Summer School in Arizona. Christina was busy stitching Jane Vaughan, a band sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers’ portfolio of reproductions.
Christina has now finish Jane and I would like to share her beautiful finish with you.
Congratulations Christina your Jane is stunning.
We are having a giveaway of an antique sampler – Sarah Powell
The giveaway is for those stitching Jane Banister 1855 through the stitch-a-along sponsored by Linen and Threads. This S-A-L will begin on 1st January 2019, with giveaways throughout the year from Linen and Threads, and culminating in a draw for Sarah. To be entered into the giveaway draw for the sampler, you need to post regular updates of your progress on Jane Banister throughout the year and post a photo of your finished sampler by Midnight 31st December 2019. The Facebook group can be accessed HERE
If you are not on Facebook you can email Hands Across the Sea Samplers to post your progress and finish photos on your behalf. Charts can be purchased HERE but many stores throughout the world have Jane in stock together with the linen and threads for stitching her.
To celebrate Hands Across the Sea Samplers’ 3rd birthday and our love of cats we are releasing a new sampler.
Jane’s beautiful Welsh sampler is a delight for the eye, the more you look at her the more you will see! With a wonderful palette of 32 colours Jane filled her sampler with traditional Welsh motifs contained within a stunning floral border. Roses, lilies and convolvulus in full bloom graciously sweep around this beautiful sampler. Jane diligently stitched pretty vases of flowers such as Ragged Robins from the Lychnis family, and Auriculas in the Primula family, two sailings ships, birds and butterflies abound, and two beautiful bowls of fruit.
The moment we saw Jane’s cats we knew that Hands Across the Sea Samplers had to reproduce this sampler for ailurophiles to stitch. Cats appear in two scenes. To the bottom left a cat quietly watches two “merchs fach” (young girls) contemplate their day but it is at the bottom right where they really make their presence known. Two very large silver tabbies are seen frolicking with a ball in the garden. For us they are the highlight of this wonderful sampler.
For more information please click HERE or a video can be viewed below