Please read all the way through this.
First, this is a Russian site. You have to decide if you’re comfortable ordering directly from them. Owl Forest has a Facebook group and seems to have a great reputation. Several floss tubers I follow have ordered directly from them and had merchandise shipped to the U.S. without any issues.
Second, if you are comfortable working with a pdf, here is a link to the pdf version on their site. Make sure you are ordering the English version! There is a Russian version right next to it. I have checked and double checked my link but please do your own checking.
Because I didn’t want to recommend this to you before I tried it, I ordered the pdf. Also, because I much prefer to stitch from the Pattern Keeper app than from paper but let’s just pretend I did it all for you! 🙂
The USD cost tonight was $8.93. That may fluctuate a bit. Often with international charges, there is a fee. All I can think of now is a translation fee but that’s not what it’s called. I’ve never had it be more than a couple of dollars but I don’t think I’ve ever converted to Russian currency. I just checked and there isn’t a fee posted yet.
The design was immediately in my inbox. I downloaded it just fine. It is 27 pages but .. you won’t believe what all you get. There is the normal black and white chart, the color chart, and a bunch of little individual motifs. I didn’t look to see if they’re the same ones included in the chart but posted separately to make it easy to stitch and I was in a hurry to import it into Pattern Keeper so I could report on how that worked.
Also, depending on how you prefer to stitch, you can print just the black and white chart or just the color chart – no need to print all 27 pages unless you just want to do it.
It imported perfectly. No problems at all (which is more than I can say for quite a few of the designs I try to import).
So, if you are ok with using a credit card for a foreign purchase (I used Paypal), I’m saying that I did it, the chart was immediately sent to me and downloaded with no hitches.
Again, you think about it and decide if it’s something you’re comfortable doing – don’t take my word for it.
P.S. I think the extra fee charged by the bank is called something like a foreign exchange fee.