The design is suitable for needleworkers of all abilities. The stitches used are cross stitch over 1, 2, and 4 threads, together with a few Algerian eyelets.
At the very core of Hands Across the Sea Samplers there is a team of needleworkers around the world who are passionate about antique samplers and being able to share those samplers with you. In New South Wales, Australia, Ann’s sampler was painstakingly reproduced by Sandra Moffitt, and the model was lovingly stitched Jodie Esler.
Ann’s sampler has been stitched with a palette of sixteen colours from Au Ver à Soie’s range of Soie 100.3 HATS have provided conversions for Soie d’Alger and DMC. Estimated thread quantities for varying linen counts and the number of strands of thread used have been listed below.