Hands Across the Sea - Martha Guthrie, 1880 ~ Soie 1003 Thread Kit

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Martha Guthrie, 1880 is a Scottish sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. 

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.

Full Kit options:

Includes linen + 5 spools of Soie 1003  thread, Printed Chart Booklet and 2 Tapestry Size 10 Beading Needles + Free Shipping (Gift with Purchase)

Note, if full kit (thread+linen+chart) is purchased and shipping is charged. We will refund the difference. We have a limitation on our website. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Linen Choices:

    • 37 ct Fat Eighth - Russian Tea Cake - 18" 17.5"
    • 37 ct Fat Eighth - Corn Tassel - 18" x 17.5"
    • 45 ct Fat Eighth - Foxtail Millet - 18" x 17.5"
    • 53/63 ct Fat Eighth Sycamore Seed Pod - 18" x 29"

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

  • SMS 109 ~ Salmon ~ very dark
  • SMS 134 ~ Coral ~ light
  • SMS 325 ~ Avocado green ~ light
  • SMS 486 ~ Antique blue ~ medium
  • SMS 712 ~ Grey green ~ very light

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

    About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

    "Martha Guthrie is such a pretty Scottish sampler! We were drawn to the “freshness” of the palette she chose to stitch her schoolgirl sampler with. Martha recorded that she finished her sampler on December 20, 1880, which was a Monday. She tells us that she attended Lady Anne Speirs’ school and in the tradition of Scottish samplers notes her parents’ and siblings’ initials.

    Martha was born on May 15, 1868 at Bridgeton, Lanarkshire to Gilbert Guthrie (GG) and Catherine née Knox (CK). She was the second of four children born to her parents. Gilbert (GG) was the eldest; then Agnes (AG) and Robert (RG) were born after Martha. Her father was recorded as having various occupations; throughout the decades, he worked as a carter, boilermaker, and rivetter. The family moved from Bridgeton to Renfrew, Glasgow, sometime between 1868 and 1871 when they are recorded as living on the High Street at number 88 and in 1881 at number 112."