June 17, 2020 update - we currently have good supply of 40 count Weeks Dye Works Straw, Soie d'Alger silk thread and most of the Soie 100/3. We are temporarily out of stock of the 46 count Weeks Dye Works Straw linen and a few colors of Soie 100/3.
We do have a reasonable expectation to have most of the supplies towards the end of June and we will send them out as quickly as we can. The postal system is also currently seeing delays so we aren't able to promise that a package shipped towards the end of June will arrive to you by July 4th.
We sincerely appreciate your understanding and patience with this...we are all in the same boat! We will be able to fill your order but the events of our current times are not cooperating with these types of deadlines.
Nicola tells us: " Jane’s sampler, a particularly beautiful one, is filled to bursting with motifs that vibrate with colour. The more you study the sampler the more you will see. On first viewing the sampler, when it was listed in an auction catalogue, we thought that the sampler was Scottish. There are numerous sets of initials scattered throughout the sampler, together with a house with the lawn below executed in Turkey work, and both features are characteristic of Scottish samplers.When the sampler arrived, in an old but not necessarily original frame, we discovered on the backing board a label that indicated that the sampler had been framed in Dublin, Ireland. Was Jane born in Ireland, did she or one of her descendants marry an Irishman, was the sampler acquired by a collector who took the sampler to Ireland? Regrettably, we shall never know as we cannot link the initials Jane diligently stitched to the Janes that appear in family history records.
Jane’s stunning has been reproduced using Weeks Dye Works 46 count Straw hand dyed Zweigart-based linen from Weeks Dye Works with one strand of Au Ver à Soie silk from their d’Alger range. We have provided conversions for Au Ver à Soie 100.3 range together with DMC. "
Stitch count is 201 W x 246 H.
We have listed 46, 40 and 36 count as linen choices with appropriate silk thread choices.
Jane's samplers includes Cross Stitch, double running stitch, satin stitch, algerian eyelets, four-sided stitch, stem stitch, plait stitch and turkey work. Clear directions are included in the chart on how to complette these stitches.
Charts are available now and can be sent at your request if you would prefer to receive the supplies in a separate package.
A coordinating acrylic thread keep which can hold up to 20 threads is available to order separately!
Please check the boxes above to add the chart, linen and threads to your order.
Jane Fiddes 1835 from Hands Across The Sea Samplers ~ most items now in stock