Hands Across the Sea - Ann Borrett 1646 - Soie d'Alger Thread Kit

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Ann Borrett, 1646 is another little gem sampler from Hands Across the Sea. Ann’s beautiful band sampler is highly decorative and even though  she “rovght” her sampler three hundred and seventy-four years ago, the colours are still intense today. 

Ann stitched her sampler over 3 threads of linen with stitches that are reversible. If you prefer, your sampler could be executed over 2 threads.

Kit Options

Choice of purchasing thread only, printed chart only OR as full kit.

Full Kit options:

Includes linen of choice + 15 skeins of Soie d'Alger threads, Printed Chart Booklet and 2 Tapestry Size 26 Needles (Gift with Purchase)  - Free Shipping included

Linen Choices:

  • 30 ct Fat Half of Pecan Shortbread - 35" x 36" 
  • 37 ct Fat Quarter of Corn Tassel - 18" x 35"
  • 38 ct Fat Quarter of Brewer's Malt - 18" x 35"

Au Ver a Soie®, Soie d'Alger:

  • SDF 542 ~ Straw - Light
  • SDF 1011 ~ Desert Sand - light
  • SDF 1424 ~ Navy Blue
  • SDF 1725 ~ Peacock Blue - very dark
  • SDF 1812 ~ Grey Green ~ very light
  • SDF 2133 x 2~ Avocado green - very light
  • SDF 2135 x 2 ~ Hunter green ~ dark
  • SDF 2223 ~ Olive green - medium
  • SDF 2643  x 2 ~ Terracotta
  • SDF 2936 x 2~ Christmas red ~ dark 
  • SDF 4531 ~ Beige grey - light

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

About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

"The first two bands of Ann’s sampler also appear in the band sampler stitched by Jeane Vally in 1646. Jeane’s sampler is in the Goodhart Collection at Montecute House and is featured in the book “The Goodhart Collection” on page 88.

Band samplers were the traditional “test pieces” worked by young girls. Ann’s sampler or “sam cloth” is a visual catalogue of stitches and comprises of neat rows of patterns that are suitable for repeating motifs to adorn garments and household items. The alphabet at the bottom of Ann’s sampler and her inscription demonstrate her ability to mark household linen."