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Cross stitch from Hands Across the Sea Samplers

Here are antique samplers -- all beautifully re-charted -- so we can enjoy them again for years to come! Presented in full color leaflet format, these publications are ABSOLUTELY LOVELY! The paper is glossed and heavy, the charts are printed in full color, and there is a bit of history included in each about its particular sampler. After you read the descriptions, you gain a new appreciation for the content of each piece and it's historic significance.

If you can get one finished -- what a gorgeous heirloom you will have! Choose any fabrics you want -- they'll be YOUR samplers! Even if you don't stitch a single one of these -- these leaflets themselves are so beautifully done!


Sarah Braizear 1829 Sampler from Hands Across The Sea - click for more
Sarah Braizear 1829 Sampler
This is an incredible sampler design that celebrates the Kings and Queens of Great Britain.

Wonderful history inside this beautifully presented booklet, even if you never stitch it... the pattern is lovely, the artwork inside is exquisite, and the history is pricless!

Limited Edition chart... already sold out from Hands Across The Sea.



Sarah Mary Larkworthy 1727 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Amy Cann 1831 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Sarah Daws 1840 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more
  • Sarah Mary Larkworthy 1727
    242 x 341 Charted for silks or DMC -- just 5 shades. Algerian Eyelets, Stems and Satins, the rounded flowers are all charted so they'll stitch evenly.
  • Amy Cann 1831
    307 x 276 Charted for silks or DMC -- 15 shades. Cross over one and two, Satin, Four Sided, Double Running and Algerian Eyelets.
  • Sarah Daws 1840
    *To my honored parents...* 294 x 523 Charted for silks or DMC -- 24 shades. About 72,000 stitches in this one!


Eliza Bell Cox 1832 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Hannah Gaskill 1823 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Jenefer Gilbert 1818 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more
  • Eliza Bell Cox 1832
    A friendship and forget-me-not piece. 307 x 433, 32 shades of silk or DMC.
  • Hannah Gaskill 1823
    Jesus on the cross in this one. 478 x 517 -- large -- 23 shades of silk or DMC for your 66,000 stitches!
  • Jenefer Gilbert 1818
    Seize the moment, learn to live! 229 x 333, only 9 shades of cotton or silk. Crosses over one and two, Chain, Satin and Stems, and Smyrna.


The Old Scot Circa 1740-60 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Sarah Borton 1815 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Eliza Skelton 1820 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more
  • The Old Scot Circa 1740-60
    240 x 271 Stitch Count, 11 shades of cotton or silk. Cross, Back Stitch, Satin, Four Sided, and 2 different variations of Rice Stitches. Two pages if history in here!
  • Sarah Borton 1815
    Gorgeous inner floral border -- really! 258 x 304. 23 shades of cotton or silk, Crosses over one and two, Chain, Satin, French Knots, Four Sided and Algerian Eyelets.
  • Eliza Skelton 1820
    281 x 281, 28 shades of cotton or silk, lots of pink in here. Cross Stitch only.


Helen Kedslie 1815 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Jane Vaughan 1724 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Mary Brown 1765 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more
  • Helen Kedslie 1815
    326 x 491, 22 shades of silk or cottons. Cross Stitch over one and two, Satin, Queen, Rice, Stem, Back Stitch, Double Running and Bullion Knots!
  • Jane Vaughan 1724
    168 x 680 -- An English Band Sampler. 17 Shades of thread. Cross Stitch over two and three threads, Satins, Algerian Eyelets, Montenegrin over two and three, Stem, Back, Double Running and Faggot Stitch.
  • Mary Brown 1765
    The Our Father Prayer. 224 x 287, 16 shades. Cross, Satin, Algerian Eyelets.


How Now Brown Cow 1831 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Elizabeth Harding 1791 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Elizabeth Beaven 1835 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more
  • How Now Brown Cow 1831
    In the two pages of history inside the leaflet, we find out that there are at least 7 other antique samplers a LOT like this one. They don't know if they were a school lesson or not. 254 x 273, 16 shades of cottons or silks.
  • Elizabeth Harding 1791
    367 x 425, 18 shades of threads. The chart is lovely, the history if fascinating to read!
  • Elizabeth Beaven 1835
    A very cheerful verse! 311 x 461, 14 shades of thread. Awesome history in here, along with 36 close-up pics of the Satin stitch details in the flowers. This is gorgeous!


When Thou Art Rich from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Elizabeth Furniss 1836 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Louisa Coulimore from Hands Across The Sea - click for more
  • When Thou Art Rich
    239 x 257, 12 shades of cottons or silks. The pic is too red, fabric is really buttercream.
  • Elizabeth Furniss 1836
    347 x 358, 25 shades of thread, another too red/orange picture -- this is NOT orange!
  • Louisa Coulimore
    A Bristol Orphanage Sampler, 246 x 280 -- one color. Neat history with this one!


Hannah Coates 1848 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Susanna Millne 1843 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more Miss Mary Ann Bournes 1791 from Hands Across The Sea - click for more
  • Hannah Coates 1848
    Remember me and how well my parents cared for me. 345 x 319, 20 shades of threads. Maybe think about adjusting those pink flowers in the border a little?
  • Susanna Millne 1843
    277 x 347, only 11 shades of thread. All greens and golds, no special stitches.
  • Miss Mary Ann Bournes 1791
    333 x 386, 15 shades of thread. This one is bold and pretty. Lots of stitches in this one!!!




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