November 17, 2020 update: we do have enough supplies for new orders of almost all of the thread and linen combinations for our Ann Morison sampler. We are currently short of one color of Soie d'Alger that is used in the bottom half of the sampler. This color will be available in early 2021 and will be mailed separately at that time.
We currently have plenty of Soie 100/3 complete sets and DMC floss complete sets.
All new orders will be shipped by the middle of December 2020. Please note that this means you will receive the supplies after our SAL start date but you are still welcome to join us!
We recommend that you read *all* of the following before placing your order:
Due to unprecidented love for our sampler and the impacts of the global pandemic on our supply chain, we have decided to move our SAL start date to December 5th, 2020.
We have also decided to do one final print run on our sampler, which makes it a Limited Edition publication from Hands Across the Sea Samplers.
We are thrilled to present you with the very first of our Exclusive designs celebrating Traditional Stitches' 20th Anniversary!
Nicola has generously offered a draw prize of an antique sampler from her collection for all stitchers that complete Ann's sampler by December 2021. The antique sampler for the prize is the green and red sampler shown in 2 of the photographs above. Draw details will be announced later in our Facebook group.
We welcome you to join our Stitch A Long for Ann's beautiful sampler which begins on Saturday December 5th, 2020 . Here is the link for the Ann Morison Stitch A Long: https://www.facebook.com/groups/596616414323945
And on Instagram: #annmorisonSAL
Please note that our Ann is Morison and not Morrison.
Our Stitch A Long will be led by local sampler stitcher extraordinaire - Rose Heck. Our Facebook group will be open to all stitchers...we invite you to pop in, say "Hello" and introduce yourself to the group. We aim to keep it a fun and encouraging group.
Rose has laid out a very achievable 12 month stitching plan for our Ann Morison sampler but you are welcome to stitch at your own pace.
Please read to the bottom of this section for specific information about shipping timeframes and costs.
Please note that all of our prices are in Canadian funds.
Nicola tells us: "Ann’s sampler has been reproduced using 45 count Legacy Linen in Jersey Cream with a palette of thirteen colours of Soie 100.3 from Au Ver à Soie. We have provided conversions for Soie d’Alger and DMC."
"This delightful sampler has been mainly executed with cross stitch over two threads, Algerian eyelet stitch and double running stitch. Ann’s sampler has been rated as suitable for needleworkers of all abilities and can be executed on Aida, Linaida or linen."
"The design area is 164 stitches (w) x 238 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3" margin for finishing
30ct: Design: 10.93" x 15.87" Fabric: 16.93" x 21.87"
36ct: Design: 9.11" x 13.22" Fabric: 15.11" x 19.22"
40ct: Design: 8.20" x 11.90" Fabric: 14.20" x 17.90"
40ct: Design: 8.20" x 11.90" Fabric: 14.20" x 17.90"
46ct: Design: 7.13" x 10.35" Fabric: 13.13" x 16.35"
Please choose your supplies from the drop-down menus above. Here are our recommended thread and fabric combinations.
DMC cotton floss can be used with fabric in your choice of counts. Whether you use 1 strand or 2 is a matter of personal preference although we generally say 2 strands on 32 count or larger and 1 strand on 35 count or finer.
Soie d'Alger will look beautiful on 37 count Legacy Linen using one strand of silk. If you like dense coverage, you could also use Soie d'Alger on the 45 count Legacy Linen. If you would prefer to work on the 30 count Legacy Linen, you may want to experiment with whether you prefer 2 strands or if 1 strand gives you coverage that you like.
100/3 will be a gorgeous choice on 45 count Legacy Linen - this is the combination that both Rose and I will be using. You could also use the 100/3 on the 37 count Legacy Linen.
Please feel free to email us or to call if you would like to order a fabric that we haven't listed above.
Our wonderful friend Cathe Ray of Needle in a Haystack in Alameda California has designed Traditional Stitches Exclusive 20th Anniversary acrylic rulers that feature Ann Morison's strawberry band. These are Limited Edition!
Please note that all new orders will be mailed as soon as our advance orders have been shipped. We anticipate that new orders will be shipped in early December.
Some other shipping details for you:
Please note to due to the wide range of products that are available on our web site, we aren't able to create a shipping option at checkout that gives a flat rate amount for your destination. If we did that, the shopping cart system wouldn't allow you to add any non-Ann Morison items to your shipment, and we certainly welcome you to order any other items to help spread out the postage costs.
Orders for KITS will be shipped in a box using a trackable, insured parcel shipping method that offers delivery to you in time for you to prepare your project for our SAL start date. Please expect the following approximate costs:
Within Canada: $12 to $20 depending on your postal code (we are located in Calgary, Alberta)
To the US: approximately $19 (in Canadian funds)
Outside of North America: approximately $38 (in Canadian funds)
Orders for CHARTS only will be mailed in an envelope with a stiffener insert using regular letter mail service unless you specifically request tracking and insurance. Please expect the following approximate costs:
Within Canada: $3.75
To the US: $6.15 (in Canadian funds)
Outside of North America: $11.70
Ann Morison ~ Hands Across the Sea Samplers ~ LIMITED EDITION ~ Traditional Stitches Exclusive SAL!