I have spent sometime soul-searching and thinking deeply about this. Mary Wigham's sampler is under the care and conservation of Ackworth School and the chart would have been released on behalf of Ackworth School by Needleprint at some point in time with the funds being returned to Ackworth School for conservation, or possibly to purchase another sampler for the school which happened to turn up at auction. It is very unfortunate that the sampler was charted and sold commercially without license or permission and so the market is to some extent taken and it is not now viable to invest money in a print run for sale when we risk losing the investment which could have been put to better use.
Instead, starting from next week, you will be able to download a section every week to stitch for free - and so you will be able to complete this breath-taking sampler. On the chart will be a contact address for the school, and I would simply ask that you spare a note or a cheque and make a simple donation, please. This is the only dowry Mary will have to ensure her care and conservation in perpetuity.
I apologise to faithful local needlework stores who have always supported Ackworth School by their sale of Needleprint charts, but these are exceptional circumstances.