Hands Across the Sea - Emily Ann Greenaway ~ Soie d'Alger Thread Kit

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Emily Ann Greenaway is a delightful sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. 

This sampler has been worked with cross stitch over 2 strands of linen.

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

Full Kit options: Includes linen of choice, Printed Chart Booklet + 18 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 643 ~ Pumpkin ~ pale
  • SDF 934 Salmon ~ dark
  • SDF 935 Coral ~ medium
  • SDF 1423 Navy blue ~ medium
  • SDF 1835 Forest green ~ very dark
  • SDF 1836 Pistachio green ~ dark
  • SDF 2135 Hunter green ~ dark
  • SDF 2214 Olive green
  • SDF 2644 Alizarin
  • SDF 2646 Terracotta ~ very dark
  • SDF 3341 Shell grey ~ light
  • SDF 3414 Shell grey ~ dark
  • SDF 3834 Beige grey ~ very dark
  • SDF 4124 Coffee brown ~ very dark
  • SDF 4242 Hazelnut brown ~ light
  • SDF 4643 Antique mauve ~ light
  • SDF 5022 Grey green ~ light
  • SDF 5114 Antique violet ~ medium

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

    About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

    "Emily Ann Greenaway is a truly beautiful sampler with a decorative multi-coloured border which encloses some very sweet animals and motifs. The colour palette has been taken from the front of the sampler as these have mellowed into lovely soft colours. The eye is drawn to the colourful basket of fruit in the centre, and it is here that Emily dates her sampler to 1884. On either side are a deer and an extremely cute, realistic little rabbit.

    Emily places her sampler in Sibertswold, which is a village situated about 6 miles from the port city of Dover, Kent. Emily Ann Greenaway was born on the 16th of October 1864 in Sibertswold, Kent. This makes her around 20 years old when she stitched her sampler in 1884. The majority of samplers were stitched by younger girls, so it is interesting that she was older. Emily had a very long life. She died on the 22nd of February 1958 at the grand old age of 95 years in Chatham and is also buried at Woodlands Cemetery in Gillingham, Kent. She would have witnessed many changes in her life and would have had to adapt. I have a feeling that she was a strong and kind woman, with a sense of duty and care towards her family, providing a loving home when one was needed."

    Hands Across the Sea - Emily Ann Greenaway ~ Soie d'Alger Thread Kit
    Hands Across the Sea - Emily Ann Greenaway ~ Soie d'Alger Thread Kit