Hands Across the Sea - Jane Fiddes 1835 – A Little Gem - Soie d'Alger Thread Kit

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Jane Fiddes, 1835 is another sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. Jane’s sampler is possibly Irish in origin and is filled to bursting with motifs that vibrate with color. The more you study the sampler the more you will see. 

Jane’s sampler has been rated as suitable for intermediate and advanced needle workers but is not beyond a confident beginner. The sampler is an ideal choice for those who wish to expand their repertoire of stitches.

**Please note, Sampler Thread Kit does not include chart. Purchase is required separately on Hands Across the Sea.


Kit Option 1: 37 ct Corn Tassel Version of Full Kit Includes:

  • Fat Quarter of either Legacy Linen Corn Tassel -37 ct (18" x 35")
  • 21 Skeins of Au Ver a Soie®, Soie d'Alger
  • 2 Tapestry Size 26 Needles (Gift with Purchase)

1 each of Au Ver a Soie®, Soie d'Alger Silk Thread colors include:

  • SDF 944 - Christmas red
  • SDF 1434 - Antique blue ~ medium
  • SDF 1436 - Antique blue ~ very dark
  • SDF 1745 - Grey green ~ dark
  • SDF 1814 - Grey green ~ light
  • SDF 1845 - Blue green ~ dark
  • 2 Skeins - SDF 2146 - Khaki green ~ dark
  • SDF 2213 - Olive green ~ medium
  • SDF 2234 - Straw ~ dark
  • SDF 2645 - Salmon ~ very dark
  • SDF 2914 - Salmon
  • SDF 2926 - Garnet ~ medium
  • SDF 3026 - Dusty rose ~ ultra very dark
  • SDF 3846 - Beaver grey ~ ultra dark
  • SDF 4236 - Brown ~ light
  • SDF 4524 - Hazel nut brown
  • SDF 4644 - Antique mauve ~ very light
  • SDF 4645 - Antique mauve ~ dark
  • SDF 5384 - Turquoise ~ light
  • SDF F18 - Old gold ~ light

Kit Option 2: 21 Skeins of Soie d'Alger Only

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

About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

"On first viewing the sampler, when it was listed in an auction catalogue, we thought that the sampler was Scottish. There are numerous sets of initials scattered throughout the sampler, together with a house with the lawn below executed in Turkey work, and both features are characteristic of Scottish samplers.

When the sampler arrived, in an old but not necessarily original frame, we discovered on the backing board a label that indicated that the sampler had been framed in Dublin, Ireland. Was Jane born in Ireland, did she or one of her descendants marry an Irishman, was the sampler acquired by a collector who took the sampler to Ireland? Regrettably, we shall never know as we cannot link the initials Jane diligently stitched to the Janes that appear in family history records.

This charming sampler has been mainly executed with cross stitch over two threads with a small amount of cross stitch over one thread for Patch the dog. Other stitches used are double running stitch, satin stitch, Algerian eyelet stitch, four-sided stitch, plait stitch and stem stitch. "