The Scarlet Letter - Mary Hood, 1768 ~ Silk Thread Kit

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Attention customers, conversion to 1003 is only provided if you purchase the thread kit. Purchase of chart only will not provide conversion to Soie 1003. 

Mary Hood, 1768 is an 18th century English Sampler from The Scarlet Letter.

Stitches used are cross over one and two threads of linen, and eyelet stitched over one and two threads of linen.

Stitch count: 269 x 236

The project is recommended for needleworkers of intermediate level.

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 + 18 colors of either Soie d'Alger or Soie 1003 threads (+ Free Shipping). 

Linen Choices:

  • 37 ct Fat Eighth - Corn Tassel - 17.5" x 18"
  • 38 ct Fat Eighth - Fuller's Teazel - 17.5" x 18"
  • 45 ct Fat Eighth - Foxtail Millet - 17.5" x 18"

Thread Options:

 Au Ver a Soie®, Soie d'Alger includes 20 skeins. Recommended linen for this thread is 38 ct or lower.

 Au Ver a Soie®, Soie 1003 includes 18 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

    "This English sampler retained its vibrant original color when I acquired it, having been conserved and de-accessioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. While the ground suffered many small holes, the needlework itself was still in brilliant condition. It features bold- original!- primary colors in its four sided floral border, verses, and scene with a lovely but asymmetrical brick house with dormer windows, flanked by trees. The verses are:

    Oh may once more the happy Age appear
    When words were Artless and the Soul sincere
    When Gold and Grander were unenvy’d things
    And Crowns less coveted than Groves and Springs

    Fragrant the Rose is but it fades in time. The Violet
    Sweet but quickly Past the Prime White Lilies hang their
    Heads and soon decay And Whiter Snow in Minutes
    Melts away Such and So With’ring Are our early Joys
    Which Time or Sickness speedily destroy
    Mary Hood Finished This Work October the 4 1768"

    The Scarlet Letter - Mary Hood, 1768 ~ Silk Thread Kit
    The Scarlet Letter - Mary Hood, 1768 ~ Silk Thread Kit
    The Scarlet Letter - Mary Hood, 1768 ~ Silk Thread Kit