Welcome to Sassy Jacks Stitchery!
It’s almost time to put this strange year to bed and look to 2021 with hope for a new beginning. My feelings for this past year are mixed, as I do believe we learned and grew amidst the adversity we’ve faced. But the price of this growth has been astounding in the loss of life and social liberties. Reflecting on this hard reality, and looking toward a new year, I thought a Phoenix rising from the ashes in renewed strength, looking toward a bright and hopeful future might just be the right image to carry us into 2021. While adversity is painful, it often does create strength, and hope. Let’s shake off the dust and ash of 2021 from our tail feathers and greet 2021 with renewed strength and joy as we look toward a brighter future.
I hope you enjoy this little guy… many thanks to Allie Dudley for bringing him to life for us. Please feel free to share. Thank you so much for supporting our shop and all small businesses during this incredibly challenging year. We’ll see you on the flip side!
Happy New Year!
We so appreciate all of the support you’ve shown our shop during this unprecedented time in history. We are doing our best to keep you and our team safe and continue to ship orders. Given the current spike in infections and deaths from the virus nationwide, we are transitioning back into an online only environment. We will no longer be able to accept any in-person shopping appointments. You may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 828-785-4405 to place an order.
Please stay well and stay safe. We very much look forward to welcoming you back when all of this is behind us.
We are currently working with a high volume of orders. Many orders ship next day, while some require additional processing time and will encounter a delay. Please feel free to reach out for an update on an order more than a week old.
Thank you again for continuing to support our shop. We hope to be here for you when all this is well behind us.
Kim and team at Sassy Jacks Stitchery
We are super happy you’ve found us! We LOVE Needlework, and we’d love to have you as part of our stitching family.
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We are currently operating ONLINE ONLY but plan to reopen in our new forever home, the historic Zebulon H. Baird House, in Woodfin, NC, just North of Asheville, in the Spring of 2021.
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.
What a beauty, right?? This was one of the wonderful releases from the new reproduction design label, Fox and Rabbit. This was their first Nashville as a design company, having visited many times as the shop owners for Linen and Threads. The brought us this wonderful reproduction from a museum held piece, with permission, and many other truly stunning designs. You definitely want to take a look at their offerings. This one is on my list of Need to Stitch!! Congrats Brendon and Karen on a truly fabulous debut!! xx
I just love the new designs from Plum Street Samplers. The super cute Fox Few and this wonderful next edition of the Saltboxes are my favorites. You can see the other new releases by clicking on the saltbox pic 🙂
Fan Favorite for a lot of folks was the new Hands On Design “You had me at Flamingo”. JABCO made a truly wonderful and unique Pin for this one! The flamingo has a little turn in his neck and looks as much like a real flamingo as a counting pin can!! I just fell in love with this one and it’s on my Stitch list for the summer. We have lots of the pins and the charts in stock. Cathy at HOD also released a wonderful new series called Scary Apothecary. I totally fell in love with that one too! And she used the new Perle #12s for her “Life Needs More Chocolate Bunnies”. So much to stitch… and only 50 years left!! Just kidding… I’m living forever with my needle and threads 🙂
Summer House Stitche Workes brought us some wonderful new stitches this Spring. This really great “Liberty & Justice For All”, along with “Sister Suffragette” really resonated with me, and my heart was drawn to the beautiful Eliza Garside 1841 with all its happy flowers. And I really love the new Fragments Series. We’re stitching those all on one sampler piece this year, as well as smalls for a sweet dough bowl. Beth Seal really just brought us a great selection this market. And she introduced a line I’m really excited about called “Modern Organic”. I think lots of folks will love it. They are fun, modern, trendy stitches that can easily be worked on aida or linen, with floss or Perle #12. I’m really excited about these!! Thanks Beth for bringing those to us!!