The Scarlet Letter - Margaret Reid, 1837 ~ Thread Kit

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 Pre Order Available. Estimated Ship Date: Late Feb 2024

Attention customers, conversion to 1003 will not be provided if threads are not purchased with chart. It is only provided if you purchase the thread kit

Margaret Reid, 1837 is a vibrant Scottish Historical Sampler from The Scarlet Letter.

Stitch count: 240 x 270

Stitches used in the sampler are cross, petit point, double running, satin, and stem.  

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


Full Kit options:

Includes linen of choice, Printed Chart Booklet + 20 colors of either Soie d'Alger or Soie 1003 threads (+Free Shipping). 

Linen Choices:

    • 30 ct Fat Half  - Victoria Sponge Cake -35" x 36" ~ Recommended for Soie d'Alger Threads only 
    • 37 ct Fat Quarter - Russian Tea Cake - 18" x 35" Recommended for both Soie d'Alger and Soie 1003 threads
    • 45 ct Fat Quarter -Jersey Cream - 18" x 35" Recommended for Soie 1003 Threads 

Thread Options:

 Au Ver a Soie®, Soie d'Alger includes 22 skeins. Recommended linen for this thread is 38 ct or lower.

 Au Ver a Soie®, Soie 1003 includes 20 spools. 

Recommended linen for this thread is 37 ct or higher.

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

    About the Sampler from the Designer

    "Possibly Scottish, a very well-preserved sampler that was likely never framed. (There is an acquisition tag sewn to the edge but the source collection is unknown.)  An unusual, elaborate four-sided floral and leaf border surrounds a central reserve with a brief moral verse, Adam and Eve with a turquoise serpent under the tree of life, and many colorful floral, bird and animal motifs are scattered about symmetrically including roosters, rabbits, parrots, peacocks, quail, stags, dogs, and two strange three-legged flying birds over the stags.  Stitches used in the sampler are cross, petit point, double running, satin, and stem.  The illuminated initials at the top likely refer to her parents.

    The inscription includes other family  initials:

    MARGARET REIDS    JR

    WORK AGED 13    ER  JR

    FINISHED JANY THE 19  1837

    AR  JM  TCID  MR  EC

    THE LOSS OF GOLD IS MUCH

    THE LOSS OF TIME IS MORE

    BUT THE LOSS OF CHRIST IS SUCH

    AS NO MAN CAN RESTORE"

     

    The Scarlet Letter - Margaret Reid, 1837 ~ Thread Kit
    The Scarlet Letter - Margaret Reid, 1837 ~ Thread Kit
    The Scarlet Letter - Margaret Reid, 1837 ~ Thread Kit
    The Scarlet Letter - Margaret Reid, 1837 ~ Thread Kit
    The Scarlet Letter - Margaret Reid, 1837 ~ Thread Kit