By the time Mary was taught needlework, the need to learn a great variety of stitches and complex traditional patterns had reduced. In the 1700s embroidered costumes and furnishings were replaced by extravagant woven and printed fabrics. In this century the format of English samplers was evolving, reflecting the changing perception of their purpose.
Kit Options :
Choice of purchasing thread only, printed chart or as full kit.
Full Kit options:
Includes linen of choice + 32 skeins of Soie d'Alger thread, Printed Chart Booklet and 2 Tapestry Size 26 Needles(Gift with Purchase + Free Shipping)
32 skeins of Au Ver a Soie®, Soie d'Alger Kit Includes:
SDF 542 x 3 ~ Topaz ~ light
SDF 1811 x 1 ~ Sky blue ~ very light
SDF 2145 x 6 ~ Moss green
SDF 2223 x 4 ~ Moss green ~ medium light
SDF 3045 x 6 ~ Plum ~ dar
SDF 3812 x 4 ~ Tan ~ very light
SDF 5384 x 4 ~ Peacock blue ~ light
SDF F07 x 4 ~ Off white
***Please note, this item is excluded from any discounts or sales.
About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:
"Mary’s sampler was worked in the traditional bands of the 1600s on a long and narrow piece of linen. She used several reversible stitches, all exquisitely executed with skilled hands. However, we do not believe that her aim was to embroider a reversible sampler. The reverse of her sampler is extremely neat; Mary had pride in her work. There are no knotted starts and all her tail ends are neatly buried but her threads are visibly carried."