Hands Across the Sea - Eliz. Fitch 1797 ~ Soie d'Alger Thread Kit

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Eliz Fitch, 1787 is an pretty historical sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. 

Elizabeth executed her sampler predominantly with cross stitches laid over two threads of linen; only the verse has been worked in cross stitch over one thread 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 2224 ~ Olive green 

    • SDF 2542 ~  Old gold

    • SDF 2756 ~ Grey green

    • SDF 3024 ~ Dusty rose

    • SDF 3434 ~ Beige brown  

    • SDF 3734 ~ Khaki green  

    • SDF 5024 ~Blue green

    • SDF F09 ~ Hazelnut brown

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

      About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

      "What a pretty sampler Elizabeth stitched when she was just ten years old. The young child finished her sampler on Wednesday, October 4, 1797 – some 226 years ago. It was such a long time ago.

      At first glance, one might think that Elizabeth’s sampler was stitched in Norfolk due to the beautiful floral outer border and the lozenge-shaped inner border. Even the chosen verse was very popular on Norfolk samplers. Elizabeth’s sampler was actually stitched in the county of Essex, which is separated from Norfolk by the county of Suffolk. Elizabeth Fitch was born in 1787 at Helions Bumpstead in Essex. This small village is located near Haverhill, and it is where the Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire borders meet. What we are seeing in her sampler are whispers of Norfolk and Suffolk samplers."