Hands Across the Sea - Sarah Fletcher 1841 ~ Soie 1003 Thread Kit

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Sarah Fletcher 1841 is a beautiful historical sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. 

This sampler is stitched with cross stitch over two threads of linen, with the dedication being cross stitch over one thread of linen, and some small sections of satin stitch.

The project is suitable for needleworkers of all levels of ability. 

Kit Options : 

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

Full Kit options:

Includes linen + 10 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 Quarter - Russian Tea Cake - 18" x 35"
  • 37 ct Fat Quarter - Corn Tassel - 18" x 35"
  • 45 ct Fat Quarter - Foxtail Millet - 18" x 35"
  • 53/63 ct Fat Eighth Sycamore Seed Pod - 18" x 29"
  • 53/63 ct  Fat Eighth Gothic Ivory - 18" x 29"

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

  • SMS 031 ~ Old gold ~ medium
  • SMS 048 ~ Hazelnut brown ~ dark
  • SMS 205 ~ Coffee brown ~ dark
  • SMS 224 ~ Old gold ~ light ** #154 will be substituted
  • SMS 523 ~ Salmon ~ very dark
  • SMS 580 ~ Khaki green ~ medium
  • SMS 621 ~ Grey green ~ light
  • SMS 631 ~ Dusty rose ~ very dark
  • SMS 661 ~ Golden yellow ~ very light
  • SMS 697 ~ Brown grey ~ very dark

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

    About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

    "The small mill town of Brighouse stands on the bank of the River Calder in North Yorkshire. In 1753 there were only 55 houses in Brighouse with many local people working in the textile industry from their own homes.

    In the 1841 census the Fletcher family can be found living on New Road. In the 1851 census Sarah was in service as a housemaid to a merchant’s family in Wells Close, Hipperholme cum Brighouse. It appears that her father had died by this time, and her mother can be found as the head of the household with Pricilla and two grandchildren. She is noted as a proprietor of houses, indicating a level of financial comfort. Unfortunately, we can find no further mention with a degree of certainty of our Sarah."

    Hands Across the Sea -  Sarah Fletcher 1841  ~ Soie 1003 Thread Kit
    Hands Across the Sea -  Sarah Fletcher 1841  ~ Soie 1003 Thread Kit