Hands Across the Sea - Lilly Thirza Edwards 1887 ~ a Little Gem - Soie d'Alger Thread Kit

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Lilly Thirza Edwards 1887, is another sweet sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. 

Lilly is suitable for needleworkers of all abilities.

**Please note, Sampler Thread Kit does not include chart. Purchase is required separately on Hands Across the Sea

Kit Options

Choice of purchasing thread only OR as full kit.

Full Kit options:

Includes linen of choice + 5 skeins of Soie d'Alger thread and 2 Tapestry Size 26 Needles (Gift with Purchase)

Linen Choices:

  • 30 ct Fat Eighth of Pecan Shortbread - 17.5" x 18"
  • 37 ct Fat Eighth of Corn Tassel - 17.5" x 18"
  • 38 ct Fat Eighth of Fuller's Teazel - 17.5" x 18" 

5 skeins of Au Ver a Soie®, Soie d'Alger Kit Includes:

  • SDF 524  ~ Golden olive
  • SDF 1746 ~ Grey green ~ very dark
  • SDF 3735 ~ Avocado green ~ very dark
  • SDF 4624 ~ Christmas red ~ dark 
  • SDF F22  ~ Yellow beige ~ light

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

About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

"From family history records we know that Lilly was born to Henry, a railway guard, and his wife Eliza. On September 29, 1878 she was baptised in the town of Bromsgrove in the county of Worcestershire. By the 1881 census return the family can be found living at 21 New Market Terrace, London in the parish of St Pancras.

We know that Lilly stitched her sampler in the year 1887 when she was nearing her eighth birthday.

On June 3, 1905 Lilly married James Henry Thomas at St Paul’s Church in St Pancras. Lilly lived a long life, dying aged 80 on September 16, 1959. We hope that when the 1921 census is released in the forthcoming year that we may be able to add to Lilly’s story."