We are thrilled to present our new Exclusive, Limited Edition sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. This design is available only from our shop and will be a limited quantity print run!
Please read ALL of the information below. When you order this item, it is an agreement to our timing and the postage costs as laid out below.
All prices are in Canadian funds.
You may find that reading/ordering is better on a computer or tablet so that you can see more of the information on your screen.
Ordering other items
Shipping & Billing Time Lines
Lucy Barber Sampler Details
Fabric and Thread Choices
Stitch A Long Details
Ordering Other Items:
Please feel free to order anything else that you would like from our web site and we will endeavor to send everything together in one package to save postage.
Exclusives: we do still have a few of our previous Traditional Stitches Exclusives available...now is a great time to order them including the Limited Edition Esther Blackwood sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. You can find them all in the Related Items section at the very bottom of this page.
Shipping & Billing Time Lines:
Please place your order through our secure on-line shopping cart as we can download them into a spreadsheet. Telephone and email orders are more difficult to track and streamline.
We will begin shipping Lucy Barber charts and kits after January 1st, 2023. It will take us a few weeks to kit, package and ship all of the orders so please refrain from contacting us about the status of your order before the end of January.
In an effort to streamline the shipping process, we will be charging for orders starting on December 15th. So you can expect to see a charge to your credit card or a PayPal request from us anytime after December 15th.
Please be sure to take the time to enter your details accurately.
Lucy Barber 1857 Sampler Details:
Lucy's colourful sampler has been reproduced with a palette of fifteen colors in your choice of DMC floss, Soie d'Alger or Soie 100/3. The model for the cover was stitched using Soie 100/3.
We are offering hand dyed fabrics in Aida and Linen in the beautiful color of Woodsmoke from Tabbycat Linens. Please read the details further down about choosing the best thread and fabric combination for your sampler.
This delightful sampler has been mainly executed in cross stitch over two threads and some satin stitches. Lucy did squeeze in a few cross stitches that were one thread high x 2 threads wide. These few cross stitches can easily be adapted by the stitcher to work on Aida. This sampler is suitable for needleworkers of all abilities.
The Lucy Barber chart will include Nicola's usual detailed history and research providing interesting context to Lucy's sampler.
Stitch count is 274 stitches wide x 317 stitches high.
We will be providing fabric cuts that (with one exception) include a minimum of 3" margin on each side for finishing and framing. In some cases, the cut will be larger than you need in order to accomodate the way our hand dyer can process the fabric.
Design sizes (fabric cut sizes are approximate):
- 16 count Aida 19.57" x 22.64" ~ fabric cut size 27" x 43"
- 18 count Aida 15.22" x 17.61" ~ fabric cut size 27" x 43"
- 28 count Linen 19.57" x 22.64" ~ fabric cut size 27" x 27" - please note that there will be 2" framing allowance on the bottom and top for this cut
- 32 count Linen 17.13" x 19.81" ~ fabric cut size 24" x 27"
- 36 count Linen 15.22" x 17.61" ~ fabric cut size 24" x 27"
- 40 count Linen 13.7" x 15.85" ~ fabric cut size 24" x 27"
- 46 count Linen 11.91" x 13.78" ~ fabric cut size 18" x 27"
- 56 count LINEN 9.79" X 11.32" ~ fabric cut size 18" x 17"
Fabric and Thread Choices
We suggest that you choose your fabric first, then choose the appropriate thread with the appropriate quantity for the fabric that you have chosen.
Please note: we will correct your thread quantity to that most compatible with the fabric that you have chosen even if your order comes through asking for a different quantity.
DMC floss – a good choice for any of the fabrics that we are offering. Please be sure to choose the appropriate quantity of skeins from the drop down menu above for the fabric that you are ordering.
Soie d’Alger silk thread – best choice for 36 count and 40 count linen or 18 count Aida when using a single strand. Can be used for 28 and 32 count linen or 16 count Aida when using 2 strands.
Soie 100/3 silk thread – best choice for 46 or 56 count linen. Can also be used on 40 count linen but the coverage will be a bit sparse. Some people do choose to use this on 36 count linen as well with sparser coverage.
Stitch A Long Details:
The Lucy Barber Stitch A Long group will be a continuation of our HATS Facebook group that started with Ann Morison and continued with Esther Blackwood so if you already belong to this group, you will be included!
Here is the link to join our Facebook group:
Our Stitch A Long will once again be run by our amazing leader Rose Heck. Rose will be sharing a monthly SAL layout and we will be touching base on a regular basis to share our progress.
Please subscribe to our FlossTube channel for the latest information and updates on our shop and the SAL:
We have decided to leave the Stitch A Long start date as a bit of a moving target. We are aiming for February 14th, 2023 (wouldn't this kit make the perfect Valentines Day gift!). If we find that kits aren't arriving in time for that start date, we will adjust as necessary.
Chart only: $5.50 - in envelope with stiffener
kit or include Thread Ring/Scissor Fob: $14-28 depending on where you live - shipped in cardboard box with tracking and insurance.
If you are in the Calgary area, we can arrange pick-up - we will notify you when your order is ready.
Chart only: $12.25 - in envelope with stiffener
kit: approximately $26 - shipped in cardboard box with tracking.
International (outside of Canada and US):
Chart only orders will be shipped directly from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. Any countries not listed will have appropriate postage charges added.
Complete kit: starting at $54 and up depending on where you live - shipped in cardboard box with tracking.