Hands Across the Sea - Mary Eliza McMillan 1869 – A Little Gem - Soie 100/3 Thread Kit
Mary Eliza McMillan, 1869" is the 4th in a series of “Little Gems” from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. The Mary Eliza McMillan sampler is suitable for needleworkers of all abilities, no speciality stitches are required.
**Please note, Sampler Kit doesnot include chart. Purchase is required separately on Hands Across the Sea.**
Choice of purchasing thread kit only or as full kit.
Includes linen of choice + 14 spools of Soie 1003 and 2 Tapestry Size 10 Beading Needles (Gift with purchase)
37 ct Fat Eighth of Corn Tassel - 17.5" x 18"
37 ct Fat Eighth of Russian Tea Cake - 17.5" x 18"
***This fabric cut gives you a 2" margin on the top and bottom of the Sampler. If you would like a larger cut, please purchase a Fat Quarter and the thread kit alone.
Optional choice of purchasing just thread kit without linen.
Au Ver a Soie®, Soie 100/3 Silk Thread colors include:
SMS 022 - Mustard ~ medium
SMS 029 - Grey green ~ medium
SMS 093 - Desert sand
SMS 115 - Shell grey ~ dark
SMS 124 - Antique mauve ~ medium
SMS 149 - Straw
SMS 197 - Fern Green
SMS 199 - Olive green ~ medium
SMS 224 - Tan ~ very light - ** 147 may be substituted**
SMS 523 - Straw
SMS 561 - Beaver Grey ~ light
SMS 647 - Moss green ~ dark
SMS 702 - Brown ~ light
SMS 773 - Pewter grey ~ very dark
***Please note, this item is excluded from any discounts or sales.
About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:
"Mary Eliza McMillan has been in Nicola’s private collection for some time and has been whispering in her ear to be reproduced. Now, as we hunker down in isolation and time has lost any meaning, it seemed the right moment to do so.
Rather than a carefully planned symmetrical sampler, Mary’s needlework is very much a one-off example of a young child’s nonsensical art. Very similar to the scraps of crinkled, paint-smudged paper that can be found in countless homes today proudly displayed on fridge doors.
There is often a variety of wisdom and information to be found on samplers. Some samplers convey a message, others knowledge. Samplers illuminate the lives of their makers when they document moral issues, family histories, personal experiences, and national events."