I have had news from the Bursar at Ackworth that the PAYPAL buttons for donations to the school will be ready on Monday. (Sorry I was unclear yesterday)
Thinking ahead you may want to chose your linen and thread. The original was stitched on an unevenweave which approximated 45 threads to the inch. To be as all inclusive as possible we are suggesting 32 count Permin Lambswool stitched over 2 threads and you will need 24" x 24" or 60cm x 60 cm of linen. (The design area will be approximately 20" x 20" - 50cm x 50cm.) If you are able to stitch smaller, then please do. Mary's sampler is approximately 13" by 12.5" - 33cm x 31.5cm. The stitch count is approximately 300 stitches by 290. I'll be back to you with threads tomorrow. I know some of you would like to stitch this as a monochrome and that will add lovely variety to our SAL. The original colours are bright - not exactly the palette of colours we term Quaker today! Again feel free to change the colours if you wish or use a different range of threads. If there is anyone in Japan, Spain, France or Portugal who is stitching and would like to volunteer as country co-ordinator, please email me.