Emily Ann Greenaway is a delightful sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers.
This sampler has been worked with cross stitch over 2 strands of linen.
Kit Options :
Choice of purchasing thread only, Printed Chart only or as full kit with linen.
Full Kit option:
Includes linen + 18 spools of Soie 1003 thread, Printed Chart Booklet and 2 Tapestry Size 10 Beading Needles + Free Shipping (Gift with Purchase)
18 Spools of Au Ver a Soie®, Soie 1003 Includes:
- SMS 031 Hazelnut brown ~ light
- SMS 070 Salmon ~ dark
- SMS 073 Grey green ~ light
- SMS 091 Pumpkin ~ pale
- SMS 137 Terracotta ~ very dark
- SMS 152 Olive green
- SMS 207 Beige grey ~ very dark
- SMS 278 Antique mauve ~ light
- SMS 338 Shell grey ~ dark
- SMS 352 Navy blue ~ medium
- SMS 491 Hunter green ~ dark
- SMS 493 Alizarin
- SMS 549 Forest green ~ very dark
- SMS 557 Antique violet ~ medium
- SMS 629 Coffee brown ~ very dark
- SMS 656 Pistachio green ~ dark
- SMS 684 Coral ~ medium
- SMS 740 Shell grey ~ light
***Please note, this item is excluded from any discounts or sales.
About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:
"Emily Ann Greenaway is a truly beautiful sampler with a decorative multi-coloured border which encloses some very sweet animals and motifs. The colour palette has been taken from the front of the sampler as these have mellowed into lovely soft colours. The eye is drawn to the colourful basket of fruit in the centre, and it is here that Emily dates her sampler to 1884. On either side are a deer and an extremely cute, realistic little rabbit.
Emily places her sampler in Sibertswold, which is a village situated about 6 miles from the port city of Dover, Kent. Emily Ann Greenaway was born on the 16th of October 1864 in Sibertswold, Kent. This makes her around 20 years old when she stitched her sampler in 1884. The majority of samplers were stitched by younger girls, so it is interesting that she was older. Emily had a very long life. She died on the 22nd of February 1958 at the grand old age of 95 years in Chatham and is also buried at Woodlands Cemetery in Gillingham, Kent. She would have witnessed many changes in her life and would have had to adapt. I have a feeling that she was a strong and kind woman, with a sense of duty and care towards her family, providing a loving home when one was needed."