Hands Across the Sea - Ellen Barber 1895 “Home Sweet Home” ~ Soie d'Alger Thread Kit

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Ellen Barbour, 1895 "Home Sweet Home" is a lovely 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. 

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

Full Kit options: Includes linen of choice, Printed Chart Booklet + 11 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 526 ~ Golden olive ~ very dark
  • SDF 913 ~ Apricot ~ medium
  • SDF 1444 ~ Wedgwood ~ light
  • SDF 1446 ~ Wedgwood ~ very dark
  • SDF 2125 ~ Avocado green ~ light
  • SDF 2546 ~ Tangerine ~ light
  • SDF 2942 ~ Shell pink ~ very light
  • SDF 2946 ~ Rose ~ deep
  • SDF 4545 ~ Mahogany ~ medium
  • SDF 5022 ~ Blue green ~ medium
  • SDF 5113 ~ Antique violet ~ medium

    ***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."