Hands Across the Sea - Jane Fiddes 1835 – A Little Gem - Soie 100/3 Thread Kit

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Jane Fiddes, 1835 is another sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. Jane’s sampler is possibly Irish in origin and is filled to bursting with motifs that vibrate with color. The more you study the sampler the more you will see. 

Jane’s sampler has been rated as suitable for intermediate and advanced needle workers but is not beyond a confident beginner. The sampler is an ideal choice for those who wish to expand their repertoire of stitches.

Kit Options 

Choice of purchasing thread only, chart only or combined.

20 Spools of Au Ver a Soie®, Soie 100/3 Kit Includes:

  • SMS 022 - Olive green ~ medium
  • SMS 072 - Turquoise ~ light
  • SMS 037 - Antique mauve ~ very light
  • SMS 099 - Beaver grey ~ ultra dark
  • SMS 107 - Salmon ~ very dark
  • SMS 274 - Khaki green ~ dark
  • SMS 303 - Straw ~ dark
  • SMS 335 - Garnet ~ dark - (previously SMS 2646)
  • SMS 356 - Antique blue ~ medium
  • SMS 376 - Antique mauve ~ dark
  • SMS 425 - Old gold ~ light ~ Will be substituted with SMS 506
  • SMS 486 - Grey green ~ dark
  • SMS 500 - Christmas red
  • SMS 510 - Antique blue ~ very dark
  • SMS 524 - Dusty rose ~ ultra very dark
  • SMS 542 - Brown ~ light
  • SMS 621 - Grey green ~ light
  • SMS 634 - Hazel nut brown
  • SMS 654 - Blue green ~ dark
  • SMS 741 - Salmon

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

About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

"On first viewing the sampler, when it was listed in an auction catalogue, we thought that the sampler was Scottish. There are numerous sets of initials scattered throughout the sampler, together with a house with the lawn below executed in Turkey work, and both features are characteristic of Scottish samplers.

When the sampler arrived, in an old but not necessarily original frame, we discovered on the backing board a label that indicated that the sampler had been framed in Dublin, Ireland. Was Jane born in Ireland, did she or one of her descendants marry an Irishman, was the sampler acquired by a collector who took the sampler to Ireland? Regrettably, we shall never know as we cannot link the initials Jane diligently stitched to the Janes that appear in family history records.

This charming sampler has been mainly executed with cross stitch over two threads with a small amount of cross stitch over one thread for Patch the dog. Other stitches used are double running stitch, satin stitch, Algerian eyelet stitch, four-sided stitch, plait stitch and stem stitch. "