Hands Across the Sea - Emilie Kalwar 1890 ~ Soie 1003 Thread Kit

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Emilie Kalwar 1890 is an delightful geometric historical sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. 

The sampler is worked entirely in cross stitch over two threads of linen.

The project is suitable for needleworkers of all levels of ability. 

Kit Options : 

Choice of purchasing thread only or as full kit with linen.

Full Kit options:

Includes linen + 13 spools of Soie 1003  thread and 2 Tapestry Size 10 Beading Needles + Free Shipping  (Gift with Purchase)

Linen Choices:

  • 37 ct Fat Eighth - Russian Tea Cake - 17.5" x 18"
  • 38 ct Fat Eighth - Himalayan Fog - 17.5" x 18"
  • 45 ct Fat Eighth - Jersey Cream- 17.5" x 18"
  • 53/63 ct  Fat Eighth Gothic Ivory - 18" x 29"

13 Spools of Au Ver a Soie®, Soie 1003 Includes:

  • SMS 079 ~ Hunter Green

  • SMS 080 ~  Mocha Brown

  • SMS 199 ~ Olive Green

  • SMS 203 ~ Golden Brown

  • SMS 241 ~ Straw

  • SMS 290 ~ Dark Turquoise 

  • SMS 295 ~ Red Copper

  • SMS 344 ~ Salmon

  • SMS 393 ~ Rose

  • SMS 493 ~ Alizarin

  • SMS 517 ~ Mocha Beige

  • SMS 524 ~ Garnet

  • SMS 685 ~ Turquoise

    ***Please note, this item is excluded from any discounts or sales. 

    About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

    "Emilie worked her sampler on approximately 24ct linen with wool threads in 1890. The sampler was backed with a piece of cotton fabric and edged and bound with silk ribbon and four silk bows. In the top section of her sampler Emilie diligently stitched her numbers and two sets of the alphabet, one in a simple, clean font and the other in an impressive font. In the bottom section there is a burst of colour as Emilie laid attractive geometric border patterns.

    We have given some thought to Emilie’s surname. The Kalwar are an Indian caste historically found in the northern and central India. However, it is also a surname that is found in German family history records. Using Ancestry, we were able to find an Emilie Charlotte Kalwar who was born in Latvia on July 28, 1864 to Adalph and Elwine. Her birth is recorded in the records of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. If this is the correct Emilie, then she was 26 years old when she stitched her sampler."

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