Hands Across the Sea - Ann Rathmell 1851 ~ Soie d'Alger Thread Kit

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Ann Rathmell, 1851 is a sweet little sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. 

The sampler is executed in cross stitch over two threads and can be worked on Aida or linen. It is rated suitable for beginners through to advanced needleworkers.

Choice of purchasing thread only, Printed Chart only or as full kit with linen.

Full Kit options: Includes linen of choice, Printed Chart Booklet + 8 skeins of Soie d'Alger threads and 2 Tapestry Size 26 Needles (Gift with Purchase + Free Shipping)

Linen Choices:

 Au Ver a Soie®, Soie d'Alger Includes:

  • • SDF 2543 ~ Straw
    • SDF 2757 ~ Grey green
    • SDF 2925 ~ Red
    • SDF 2942 ~ shell pink
    • SDF 3446 ~ Black
    • SDF 3724 ~ Green 
    • SDF 4623 ~ Dusty rose
    • SDF 5022 ~ Blue green

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

About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

"Ann covered every inch of her fabric and, in doing so, showed in the top section that she was more than competent in marking linen. The bottom section of her sampler contains a very chirpy bird, a butterfly, two dogs, and two shrubs heavily laden with flowers.

Ann Hutton Rathmell was born in Horsforth, Yorkshire on Saturday, August 7, 1841. She was baptised on Sunday, October 17 in Rawdon St Peter, an Anglican church. Her parents were Joseph Rathmell, a farmer, and his wife Mary, née Hutton. Ann was the first of eight children born to the couple. The family farmed Whetstone Farm in Horsforth.

Life was probably very hard on a farm in Yorkshire in the 1800s. Ann never married or was blessed with children. We hope that she lived a happy life. She died on December 24, 1900."