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We are so grateful for the folks who are producing free designs that we can stitch as we stand in solidarity with the Ukraine as they fight this war for their nation.
Many thanks to David Jackson of Claddagh Cross Stitch for the design below. Just click the design to download the .pdf.
Rosa Parks – A free design from Sassafras Samplers
As we celebrate love and history this month of February, we wanted to share a design that we created using one of our fellow needlewomen, Rosa Parks. Did you know that not only was Rosa brave and strong and beautiful inside and out, but she was a seamstress and a quilter? We created this design to remember the stance she took for what was right during a time that was wrong, that in many ways, is still wrong. Rosa’s legacy resonates for me, as a fellow needlewoman, as a hard working woman, as someone who believed that doing the right thing could make a difference in the world. Rosa inspires me still, that there is work to be done, that we must choose every day, to do the right thing; good choices by good people can, and will, change the world. I hope you enjoy this design. It was a joy for us to create, and it’s been a joy for me to stitch.
Click the picture above, or the link below, for a free download.
Stitch Red with Sassy Jacks this month of February 2022!!
We’ve created a small adaptation band sampler inspired by Bristol bands and motifs. We hope you’ll join us this month! The chart is free to download throughout February, and has all the necessary info included. We’re doing a YouTube Live Stitch every Friday and we’re planning on selecting winners from your progress postings for a give away at the end of the month. And to show our heart, we’re making a contribution to a local foodbank, inspired by your posts, and in tribute of George Mueller, the founder of the Bristol Orphan Houses.
2022 Workshops are opening for Registration!!
Check out our Retreats & Classes under the Workshops tab to see what’s newly listed!
Susan Greening Davis in June with Dutch Dalliance
Jackie du Plessis in July with Schoolgirl Workbox, Tribute Workbox, and Behold Thy Beauty Accordion Bag
We’ve been adding lots of new items to our website! Click the New Stuff picture to jump over and see the latest.
Keep scrolling for a bit of news, some freebies, and a few of our Sassafras Sampler designs we’ve highlighted for you.
And thank you for visiting us!
Happy World Embroidery Day!!! We wanted to celebrate by giving you this sweet little freebie that we designed a month or so ago when we learned one of our favorite friends was going to battle in true she warrior style to kick cancer’s butt! We LOVE YOU Brenda Siwecki and we are so proud of you! We hope all the rest of you will stitch this little freebie in support of a stitchy friend engaged in a battle, or just to show someone you care, or in memory of a friend who brought love and joy to your life. Feel free to change the skin tone and hair color or styles to suit you. We are so glad to be part of this huge wonderful family with you! Just click on the picture to download the .pdf. We’d love to see your posts on Facebook and Instagram #stitchsisters. Enjoy your day!!
Kim & Allie – Sassy Jacks Stitchery / Sassafras Samplers
Last year was a strange blur for us. Lots of work on the new shop space in our old Folk Victorian we purchased for the shop. We expect to be open by the Fall Equinox… our favorite time of the year here in the mountains.
I hope you’ll find a chance to come and visit us this year! We’ve missed our tribe!
New Years 2021
We chose the Phoenix as symbol of 2021 and created a small freebie for you of a phoenix arising from the ashes. Many thanks to Allie Dudley for putting my vision into charted design. I hope you like it and find a bit of time to stitch it as a marker of this odd year in which we find ourselves. The download link is below for you.
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Thank you again for continuing to support our shop.
Kim and team at Sassy Jacks Stitchery
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We are happy of heart to offer you this free downloadable sampler from our collection, and hope that you find both solace and renewed hope as you stitch with us and stitch for your friends.
Please click here to download: Elisabeth Cooper, Jesus Wept
You can watch our video on the sampler here: Flosstube #21 Jesus Wept
You can find kits for Jesus Wept here: Jesus Wept Kits
In our first newsletter, we gave away a small sampler that I found locally here in an antique shop. It reads: “Tho Oceans Wide Between Us Roar, Tho Distant Be Our Lot, Tho Should I Never See Thee More, Dear Friend Forget Me Not.” This was the perfect sentiment for the goal of our shop, to reach our friends near and wide, and offer them a place to belong. You can still find this in our first newsletter, but we wanted to put it here for your as well. During this very challenging times, we value our friends and our family most of all. Please enjoy stitching this sweet sampler for yourself or a friend.
Click here to download: Oceans Wide Chart
We’ve been working through our online workshop, Learning Stitches 2020. We’re using the Learning Stitches book by Jeannette Douglas Designs as our base instruction manual and taking you through the details online in video and blog post format. We’ll also be doing some Live Video sessions where we’ll take questions and work through any challenges you’re having. You can find the link for the Online Product here: Learning Stitches Online. You’ll need to purchase this free product to get access to the available resources. You can find our free video lessons on our YouTube channel Yonder Ways Sassy Jacks Stitchery. You can jump in anytime! We’d love to have you join us!!
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New & Notable Arrivals
Sassafras Samplers is so excited to announce the.pdf release of our latest Reproduction Sampler, Margaret White 1841. Margaret is a gorgeous little Scottish Sampler with some wonderful Dutch Motifs. She’s very close to my heart as she was given as a wedding gift from some good friends and resided prior to that in the private collection of another friend, Lorraine Mootz. She’s a great stitch on Aida or Linen, and we’ve created a series of kits using NPI silks and WDW Straw linen or a beautiful Aida from PTP. I hope you’ll stitch Margaret with us and enjoy some warm thoughts about love and friendship.
We’re super excited to bring you the third in a series of four new original designs from our own design house, Sassafras Samplers. This in Adder’s Fork, design No. 3 in the Spooky Shakespeare series from Sassafras Samplers. The series takes the famous “Boil and Bubble, Toil and Trouble” scene from Macbeth and breaks it into four fun and spooky designs. As an ode to the “Scottish” setting of Macbeth, we’ve surrounded each of the four designs in a border from one of our antique Scottish Samplers. We’ve also included a little bonus chart for those who collect all four designs! Each of the four designs has a band that when put together gives you a small original design “sampler”, also drawing from Macbeth. This bonus chart also includes the borders from our Scottish Samplers. I hope you’ll give this a try and enjoy the stitch! We’ve kitted on Tin Roof from Weeks Dye Works and have this linen available in 32ct. through 40ct. Click on Fenny Snake for all things Spooky Shakespeare!
We released another beautiful Scottish Sampler at our September Soiree, Christian Henry 1816. Christian is a wonderful stitch with an alphabet at the top and a spot sampler section at the bottom. There are some wonderful motifs in that spot motif section and some fabulous color. Christian must have been a very imaginative and happy little girl. We are so grateful to Jacob de Graaf, of Modern Folk Embroidery, for so generously researching the genealogy of our Christian for us. You can purchase all things Christian Henry 1816 by clicking on the picture of the sampler.
We’ve been adding lots of new items to our website! Click the New Stuff picture to jump over and see the latest. And thank you for visiting us!