Hands Across the Sea - Queen of the May Sarah Reymes ,1770 ~ Soie 1003 Thread Kit

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Queen of the May Sarah Reymes ,1770 is the 2022 Queen of the May sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. 

This sampler is mostly worked with cross stitch laid over two threads of linen. The verse is worked in cross stitch over one thread of linen. Sarah also used Algerian eyelets over two and four threads, and Irish stitch.

The sampler is suitable for confident beginners through to advanced needleworkers. 

Kit Options : 

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

Full Kit options:

Includes linen + 20 spools of Soie 1003  thread, Printed Chart Booklet and 2 Tapestry Size 10 Beading Needles + Free Shipping  (Gift with Purchase)

Linen Choices:

  • 37 ct Fat Half - Fuller's Teazel - 35" x 36"
  • 37 ct Fat Half - Corn Tassel - 35" x 36"
  • 45 ct Fat Quarter - Foxtail Millet - 18" x 35"
  • 53/63 ct Fat Eighth Sycamore Seed Pod - 18" x 29"

20 Spools of Au Ver a Soie®, Soie 1003 Includes:

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  • SMS 022
  • SMS 025
  • SMS 029
  • SMS 072
  • SMS 108
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  • SMS 148
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  • SMS 631
  • SMS 674
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  • SMS Noir

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

    About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

    "S Reymes 1770 is a “bobby dazzler” of a sampler. A glorious floral border surrounds decorative rows of vines laden with flowers, a band of Irish stitch (also known as Florentine and flame stitch), rows of alphabets worked both in cross stitch and eyelet stitch. The verse is worked with red silk and a small black dog sits incongruously atop a flower head. The sampler is reminiscent of the samplers stitched by Abigail Dingle in 1762 and Jane Brunton in 1763. We suspect that the three samplers were worked under the same needlework teacher in Norwich.

    On the reverse of Sarah’s sampler it is recorded that this was “Mrs Lungley’s work”. From family history records we know that Sarah was 11 years old when she finished her sampler. She was born on Tuesday, July 17 in the year 1759 in Norwich in the county of Norfolk. She was named after a sister who was born and died in 1755. Sarah’s baptism on August 6 was recorded in the non-conformist records for the Old Meeting in Norwich."

    Hands Across the Sea -  Queen of the May Sarah Reymes ,1770  ~ Soie 1003 Thread Kit
    Hands Across the Sea -  Queen of the May Sarah Reymes ,1770  ~ Soie 1003 Thread Kit