Hands Across the Sea - Emilie Kalwar 1890 ~ Soie d'Alger Thread Kit

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Emilie Kalwar 1890 is an delightful geometric historical sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. 

The sampler is worked entirely in cross stitch over two threads of linen.

The project is suitable for needleworkers of all levels of ability. 

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

Full Kit options:

Includes linen of choice, Printed Chart Booklet + 13 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 0124 ~ Turquoise
    • SDF 0136 ~ Dark Turqu
    • SDF 946 ~ Alizarin
    • SDF 2135 ~ Hunter Green
    • SDF 2143 ~ Olive Green
    • SDF 2533 ~ Straw
    • SDF 2636 ~ Red Copper
    • SDF 2942 ~ Salmon
    • SDF 2945 ~ Rose
    • SDF 3431 ~ Mocha Brown
    • SDF 4214 ~ Golden Brown
    • SDF 4525 ~ Mocha Beige
    • SDF 4636 ~ Garnet

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

      About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

      "Emilie worked her sampler on approximately 24ct linen with wool threads in 1890. The sampler was backed with a piece of cotton fabric and edged and bound with silk ribbon and four silk bows. In the top section of her sampler Emilie diligently stitched her numbers and two sets of the alphabet, one in a simple, clean font and the other in an impressive font. In the bottom section there is a burst of colour as Emilie laid attractive geometric border patterns.

      We have given some thought to Emilie’s surname. The Kalwar are an Indian caste historically found in the northern and central India. However, it is also a surname that is found in German family history records. Using Ancestry, we were able to find an Emilie Charlotte Kalwar who was born in Latvia on July 28, 1864 to Adalph and Elwine. Her birth is recorded in the records of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. If this is the correct Emilie, then she was 26 years old when she stitched her sampler."