Hands Across the Sea - Jane Harth 1868 ~ A Little Gem - Soie 1003 Thread Kit

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Jane Harth 1868~ A Little Gem is the 7th in a series of “Little Gems” from Hands Across the Sea Samplers.

**Please note, Sampler Kit does not include chart. Purchase is required separately on Hands Across the Sea.**

Kit Options

Choice of purchasing thread only or as full kit.

Full Kit options:

Includes linen of choice + 19 spools of Soie 1003  thread and 2 Tapestry Size 10 Beading Needles (Gift with Purchase)

Linen Choices:

  • 37 ct Fat Quarter - Legacy Linen Corn Tassel - 18" x 35"
  • 38 ct Fat Quarter - Legacy Linen Fuller's Teazel - 18" x 36"
  • 45 ct Fat Quarter - Legacy Linen Foxtail Millet - 18" x 35"
  • 53/63 Fat Eighth of Sycamore Seed Pod - 18" x 29.5"

    19 spools of Au Ver a Soie®, Soie 1003 Kit Includes:

    • SMS 072  – Blue green ~ medium
    • SMS 080   – Off white
    • SMS 148  – Straw ~ light
    • SMS 149  – Straw ~ dark
    • SMS 190  – Violet
    • SMS 199  – Olive green ~ medium
    • SMS 249   – Emerald green ~ very dark
    • SMS 277  – Peacock blue ~ very dark
    • SMS 303   – Golden olive
    • SMS 444  – Violet ~ very dark
    • SMS 499 – Rose ~ very dark
    • SMS 500  – Christmas red
    • SMS 519  – Brown ~ medium
    • SMS 536  – Shell pink ~ very dark
    • SMS 621 – Blue green ~ light
    • SMS 625  – Grape ~ very light
    • SMS 647  – Moss green ~ dark
    • SMS 655 (SMS 684 will be substituted for this color)– Coral
    • SMS 741  – Salmon

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

        About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

        "Who was this little girl? Jane offers us very few clues in her sampler other than her name and a year.

        The General Records Office holds over 260 million records, yet we are unable to find a birth having been registered for Jane Harth!

        We do find a Jane Harth born in around the year 1854 recorded in the 1871 census working as one of two servants in the household of George Shepherd, a retired grocer, and his adult son. This Jane was born in Tetney, Lincolnshire. If this was our Jane, then she would have stitched her sampler when she was 14 years old. We would not expect a humble servant to have remained in school until this age.

        There is a recorded sampler stitched by Margaret Spender in 1810 that features the same distinctive vase with carnations either side of a tulip. Whilst this is much faded, it is unmistakably the same motif that Jane stitched 58 years later."



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