Hands Across the Sea - Mary Ann Preece, 1851 ~ Soie d'Alger Thread Kit

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Mary Ann Preece, 1851 is a pretty english sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers.

The design is suitable for needleworkers of all abilities. The stitches used are cross stitch over 2 threads of linen and can be stitched on Aida, Linaida, or linen.

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

Full Kit options: Includes linen of choice, Printed Chart Booklet + 12 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 913 ~ Apricot ~ md
  • SDF 944 ~ Christmas red
  • SDF 1446 ~ Navy blue ~ md
  • SDF 2144 ~ Moss green
  • SDF 2146 ~ Khaki green ~ dk
  • SDF 3046 ~ Mauve ~ md
  • SDF 4545 ~ Brown ~ lt
  • SDF 4622 ~ Salmon ~ md
  • SDF 4623 ~ Dusty rose ~ dk
  • SDF 5382 ~ Grey green ~ lt
  • SDF 5384 ~ Turquoise
  • SDF Noir ~ Black

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

    About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

    "Working from a palette of 12 colours, Mary Ann stitched a very pretty sampler with wool on loosely woven linen of approximately 26ct. The young girl had a good eye for composition and colour. A meandering border heavily laden with red strawberries surrounds some very pretty motifs. Mary Ann’s chosen sentiment whilst short has great impact, “God is love” (1 John 4:8). It takes centre stage and is worked in a delicate grey green.

    We particularly liked the way she arranged the layout of the alphabet using all 26 letters that make up the modern English alphabet today. English is often considered one of the more difficult languages to master due to the incredible amount of inconsistencies in the language. It is not surprising that the development of the modern English alphabet involved several languages, hundreds of years, and a variety of conquerors, missionaries, and scholars. Its history is fascinating and the development of each letter of the alphabet has its own story."



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