Hands Across the Sea - Esther Pickford 1847 ~ Soie d'Alger Thread Kit

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Esther Pickford, 1847 is a gorgeous sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. 

The design is suitable for needleworkers of all abilities. The stitches used are cross stitch over 2 threads and satin stitches.

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

Full Kit options:

    • 37 ct option for 1 strand: Includes linen of choice, Printed Chart Booklet + 14 skeins of Soie d'Alger threads and 2 Tapestry Size 26 Needles (Gift with Purchase + Free Shipping)
    • 30 ct option for 2 strands : Includes linen of choice, Printed Chart Booklet + 18 skeins of Soie d'Alger threads and 2 Tapestry Size 26 Needles (Gift with Purchase + Free Shipping)

Linen Choices:

  • 30 ct Fat Quarter  - Victoria Sponge Cake - 18" x 35"
  • 37 ct Fat Quarter - Corn Tassel - 18" x 35"
  • 37 ct Fat Quarter - Russian Tea Cake - 18" x35"
  • 38 ct Fat Quarter - Fuller's Teazel - 18" x 35"

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

SDF 913 x 1 ~ Apricot ~ medium
SDF 1814 x 1 ~ Grey green ~ light
SDF 2146 x 2 ~ Khaki green ~ dark (3 skeins for 30 ct version)
SDF 2531 x 1 ~ Straw ~ light
SDF 2643 x 1 ~ Coral
SDF 2644 x 1 ~ Salmon ~ very dark (3 skeins for 30 ct version)
SDF 2914 x 1 ~ Salmon (2 skeins for 30 ct version)
SDF 2925 x 1 ~ Garnet
SDF 2926 x 1 ~ Garnet ~ dark
SDF 2931 x 1 ~ Shell pink ~ medium light
SDF 2932 x 1 ~ Raspberry ~ light
SDF 3833 x 1 ~ Khaki green ~ light ** #3714
SDF 4645 x 1 ~ Antique mauve ~ dark

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

    About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

    "Esther’s beautiful work has enchanted Nicola from her first glimpse of the sampler. The original sampler was worked in wool on approximately 24ct Penelope canvas. Esther had a wonderful eye for colour, her chosen palette included pink, mauve, apricot, raspberry, salmon, garnet, and coral. A delicious combination that makes the fingers itch to stitch.

    Esther recorded that she completed her sampler in the 12th year of her age in 1847. Our initial search of family history records found two possible Esthers. However, after a more thorough investigation, neither of the girls’ years of birth quite fitted our Esther, who would have been born in either 1834 or 1835."

    Hands Across the Sea - Esther Pickford 1847 ~ Soie d'Alger Thread Kit
    Hands Across the Sea - Esther Pickford 1847 ~ Soie d'Alger Thread Kit