Hands Across the Sea - Amelia Bachelor 1863 ~ Soie 1003 Thread Kit

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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. 

Kit Options 

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

Full Kit option:

Includes linen + 8 spools of Soie 1003  thread, Printed Chart Booklet and 2 Tapestry Size 10 Beading Needles + Free Shipping  (Gift with Purchase)

Linen Choices:

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

  • SMS 022 ~ Golden olive ~ light
  • SMS 079 ~ Avocado green ~ medium
  • SMS 152 ~ Moss green
  • SMS 335 ~ Terracotta ~ very dark
  • SMS 338 ~ Shell grey ~ dark
  • SMS 468 ~ Grey green ~ medium
  • SMS 499 ~ Garnet
  • SMS 628 ~ 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."