Two new releases and a giveaway

We had planned to release two new reproduction samplers on June 12th, however, we find ourselves releasing them early – Hands Across the Sea Samplers are delighted (if somewhat surprised) to present to you an impressive Bristol Orphanage sampler, one of two, stitched by Harriett Salt at Ashley Downs and the sweet Elizabeth Atkinson 1829 my March travelling project. Both are suitable for all level of abilities. We hope they bring you many hours of pleasure.

There is a great giveaway for 5 x £50 HATS vouchers attached to Elizabeth Atkinson. How to enter is explained within the attached video.

Both samplers are NOW available for purchase and IMMEDIATE shipping from your needlework store or from Shipping from HATS is only £2 no matter where you live in the world or the size of your order.

Harriett Salt 1866 –

Elizabeth Atkinson 1829 –

A Giveaway

We are having a giveaway in conjunction with #AccessCommodities. Two lucky needleworkers will win a kit comprising of the Legacy Linen in 37ct Wild Honey and the Au Ver A Soie d’Alger silks to stitch a gorgeous reproduction sampler from HATS that is releasing on June 12th. 



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

Three new videos

Three new videos – Video 1 An antique band sampler, a look at the front and reverse. New linens and scissor holders. Video 2 How I would stitch Lucy Navier 1818. Video 3 I Bathya, the workshop.




The 2019 Queen of the May ~ Lucy Navier 1818

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