Hands Across the Sea - Mary Ann Ragg, 1826 Soie 1003 Thread Kit

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Mary Ann Ragg, 1826 is another delightful antique sampler from Hands Across the Sea.

Mary Ann stitched her sampler mainly with cross stitch over two threads of linen. The verse and dedication have been worked with cross stitch over one thread of linen. The sampler has been rated as suitable for all levels of ability.

Kit Options

Choice of purchasing thread only, printed chart only OR as full kit.

Full Kit options:

Includes linen of choice + 17 spools of Soie 1003 thread, + Printed chart booklet  and 2 Tapestry Size 10 Beading Needles (Gift with Purchase) - Free Shipping included

Linen Choices:

Au Ver a Soie®, Soie 1003 kit Includes:

  • SMS 048 ~ Hazelnut brown ~ very dark

  • SMS 072 ~ Blue green ~ medium

  • SMS 080 ~ Tan ~ ultra very light

  • SMS 107 ~ Christmas red

  • SMS 209 ~ Blue green ~ very dark

  • SMS 222 ~ Mauve ~ dark

  • SMS 242 ~ Brown ~ very light

  • SMS 274 ~ Olive green ~ very dark 

  • SMS 303 ~ Golden olive

  • SMS 329 ~ Golden olive ~ light 

  • SMS 344 ~ Salmon 

  • SMS 376 ~ Antique mauve ~ medium dark 

  • SMS 378 ~ Avocado green ~ very dark

  • SMS 674 ~ Straw

  • SMS 684 ~ Burnt orange ~ red 

  • SMS 688 ~ Turquoise ~ dark 

  • SMS 773 ~ Pewter grey ~ very dark

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

    About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

    "Mary Ann Ragg recorded that she was 12 years old in 1826 when she finished her sampler. However, this is not the only clue to her identity that she left behind. The pastoral scene, red building, mature cedar trees, birds, and cartouche are characteristic to samplers stitched in the city of Sheffield.

    Several years ago, Hands Across the Sea Samplers reproduced another sampler that was stitched in Sheffield, Elizabeth Furniss. Whilst researching this sampler, we discovered five girls who stitched very similar samplers. They all lived within 1 square mile of each other; in the ensuing years we found several more.

    Many of these girls were baptised in the Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul. We believe that the girls shared the same needlework teacher, and all probably attended Darnall School (assuming that the teacher taught in the same school between 1816 and 1844)."