Hands Across the Sea - Amelia Bachelor 1863 ~ Soie d'Alger Thread Kit

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Pre Order Available. Estimated Ship Date: Mid-Late June

Amelia Bachelor 1863 is another delightful small sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. 

This sampler has been worked with cross stitch over 2 strands of linen.

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

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

Full Kit options: Includes linen of choice, Printed Chart Booklet + 8 skeins of Soie d'Alger threads and 2 Tapestry Size 26 Needles (Gift with Purchase + Free Shipping)

Linen Choices:

 Au Ver a Soie®, Soie d'Alger Includes:

  • SDF 524 ~ Golden olive ~ light
  • SDF 2126 ~ Avocado green ~ medium
  • SDF 2144 ~ Moss green
  • SDF 2646 ~ Terracotta ~ very dark
  • SDF 2757 ~ Shell grey ~ medium
  • SDF 2925 ~ Garnet
  • SDF 3414 ~ Shell grey ~ dark
  • SDF 4126 ~ Black brown

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

    About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

    "Amelia has left us some clues in her sampler which she completed in 1863. She attended Berkswell School. The village of Berkswell is situated 7 miles West of Coventry City centre.

    Amelia’s birth was registered in the first quarter of the year 1852. We cannot find her baptismal records, only the entry in the civil registration of births. Amelia appears in the 1861 census living at Cornets End Lane, Meriden, Berkswell. Her father, Thomas Batchelor, had died in 1860. Her mother, Ann (née Bond), is noted as a widow and the occupier of two acres of land. Amelia’s brother William, aged 11 years, was working as a ploughboy. Ann died in 1873.

    Amelia stitched her sampler between 10 to 11 years of age, almost certainly under the guidance of her teacher at Berkswell School. Amelia probably had to leave school shortly after this to help contribute to the family income."



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