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Tom's Foolery ~ A Little Gem from Hands Across the Sea Samplers

    This sampler is brought to you as part of a series of “Little Gems” that are available only as a .pdf download by Hands Across the Sea Samplers. The project has been stitched using cross stitch over two threads and is rated as suitable for needleworkers of all levels of ability. Minnie's sampler and can be stitched either on Aida, Linaida, or linen.

    There are 4 versions of the pdf. You will be able to download any or all of the following versions of the pdf and the graph:
    Version 1 ~ A pdf with a eight-page colour chart.
    Version 2 ~ A pdf with a one-page colour chart (intended to be viewed/used on your tablet, phone, laptop, or computer).
    Version 3 ~ A pdf with a eight-page black and white symbol chart.
    Version 4 ~ A pdf with a one-page black and white symbol chart (intended to be viewed/used on your tablet, phone, laptop, or computer).

    The moment I saw this unnamed and undated sampler, I knew that I had to stitch it. I have been enchanted from the first to last stitch. The child who stitched this sampler created a surreal scene which allowed them to explore all sorts of images and ideas without being constrained by the limits of the real world. Children have such vivid imaginations!

    The original sampler was stitched in wool, and the background was entirely stitched in cross stitch. We have not filled in the background, instead we used a linen of a similar colour to the colour used by the child.

    We believe that the sampler is Welsh, although we have nothing other than instinct to make this assumption. We are fairly certain that it was stitched by a child. The back of the sampler is a tangle of carried threads, ginormous knots and long loose ends!

    Stitch count is 217 W x 153 H.

    Model was stitched on a 56 count hand dyed Zweigart based linen which is not available to us. We have suggested a few different count choices in the Silvery Moon from Zweigart and stitching with Soie 100.3. We have also suggested a few choices threads.

    Please check the boxes above to add the chart, linen and threads to your order.

    Tom's Foolery ~ A Little Gem from Hands Across the Sea Samplers

    Item# HATSTF
    Price: See Options For Pricing
    Tom's Foolery PDF chart:
    32 count Silvery Moon Belfast linen from Zweigart 18" x 27" ~ $27.50
    DMC Cotton floss conversion for this design 25 skein ~ $31.25
    36 count Silvery Moon Edinburgh linen from Zweigart 18" x 13.5" (2" allowance on all sides) ~ $27.00
    Soie d'Alger silk floss 25 skeins ~ $187.50
    40 count Silvery Moon Newcastle linen from Zweigart 18" x 13.5" ~ $14.00
    Soie 100/3 silk threads 25 spools ~ $148.75
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