Hands Across the Sea - The Needlework of Dorcie Sampson - Soie d'Alger Thread Kit

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The Needlework of Dorcie Sampson is a lovely 3 sampler project from Hands Across the Sea. 

The sampler has been rated as suitable for needleworkers of all abilities.

The samplers are worked with cross stitch over two threads of linen and some Algerian eyelets. 

Kit Options

Choice of purchasing thread only, printed chart only OR as full kit.

Full Kit options: Includes linen of choice + 12 skeins of Soie d'Alger threads, Printed Chart Booklet and 2 Tapestry Size 26 Needles (Gift with Purchase + Free Shipping)

Linen Choices:

  • 30 ct Fat Half of Victoria Sponge Cake - 35" x 36"
  • 37 ct Fat Half of Corn Tassel - 35" x 36"
  • 38 ct Fat Half of Fuller's Teazel - 35" x 36"

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

    • The 1906 Sampler:                                             
    • SDF 0544  ~ Yellow
      SDF 1433  ~ Steel grey
      SDF 2125  ~ Avocado green
      SDF 2136   ~ Hunter green  
      SDF 2143 ~ Moss green
      SDF 2914 ~ Raspberry
      SDF 2936  ~ Garnet
      SDF 3312  ~ Antique mauve
       
      The 1905 Sampler:

      SDF 1026 x 2  ~ Christmas Red                                              
      SDF 1716 x 2  ~ Navy Blue

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

About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

"Dorcie Elizabeth Sampson was born in 1892 in Kintbury, Berkshire. She was the eldest of five children born to George John Sampson, a carpenter and joiner, and his wife Sarah, née Norris.

There were two fee-paying boarding schools in the village together with Anglican and Wesleyan Methodist Sunday schools. Dorcie recorded on her 1905 sampler that she attended St Mary’s School which was a daily school founded 1831.

A friend who is a needleworker was born in the village of Kintbury and lived there until she married in 1963. She wrote to me to tell me “… the name Sampson was quite common in the village, and I was (unsuccessfully) given piano lessons by a Mrs Sampson in the 50s; her family were farriers with a smithy in the nearby village of Elcot and another in the village of Hamstead Marshall. Her son Geoff was farrier for Royalty and had a Royal Warrant from the late Queen Mother, as he shod her racehorses.”

Dorcie married Albert Jubilee Beavis in 1916. In the 1911 census return, Albert can be found boarding with the Sampson family in Church Street, Kintbury. Albert’s occupation was recorded as a farrier and Dorcie’s as a draper’s assistant."

Hands Across the Sea - The Needlework of Dorcie Sampson - Soie d'Alger Thread Kit
Hands Across the Sea - The Needlework of Dorcie Sampson - Soie d'Alger Thread Kit
Hands Across the Sea - The Needlework of Dorcie Sampson - Soie d'Alger Thread Kit


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