Hands Across the Sea - Jane Harth 1868 ~ A Little Gem - Soie d'Alger Thread Kit

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Jane Harth 1868~ A Little Gem is the 7th in a series of “Little Gems” from Hands Across the Sea Samplers.

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

Kit Options

Choice of purchasing thread only or as full kit.

Full Kit options:

Includes linen of choice + 20 skeins of Soie d'Alger thread and 2 Tapestry Size 26 Needles (Gift with Purchase)

Linen Choices:

  • 30 ct Fat Quarter - Legacy Linen Pecan Shortbread - 17" x 35"
  • 37 ct Fat Quarter - Legacy Linen Corn Tassel - 18" x 35"
  • 38 ct Fat Quarter - Legacy Linen Fuller's Teazel - 18" x 35"

    20 Skeins of Au Ver a Soie®, Soie d'Alger Kit Includes:

    • SDF 126 - Peacock blue ~ very dark
    • 2 Skeins of SDF 236 - Emerald green ~ very dark
    • SDF 524 - Golden olive
    • SDF 942 - Christmas red
    • SDF 1026 - Rose ~ very dark
    • SDF 1314 - Violet
    • SDF 1814 - Blue green ~ light
    • SDF 2125 - Moss green ~ dark
    • SDF 2224 - Olive green ~ medium
    • SDF 2232 - Straw ~ light
    • SDF 2533 - Straw ~ dark
    • SDF 2643 - Coral
    • SDF 2914 - Salmon
    • SDF 2926 - Shell pink ~ very dark
    • SDF 3336 - Violet ~ very dark
    • SDF 4122 - Brown ~ medium
    • SDF 5116 - Grape ~ very light
    • SDF 5384 - Blue green ~ medium
    • SDF F6 - Off white

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

        About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

        "Who was this little girl? Jane offers us very few clues in her sampler other than her name and a year.

        The General Records Office holds over 260 million records, yet we are unable to find a birth having been registered for Jane Harth!

        We do find a Jane Harth born in around the year 1854 recorded in the 1871 census working as one of two servants in the household of George Shepherd, a retired grocer, and his adult son. This Jane was born in Tetney, Lincolnshire. If this was our Jane, then she would have stitched her sampler when she was 14 years old. We would not expect a humble servant to have remained in school until this age.

        There is a recorded sampler stitched by Margaret Spender in 1810 that features the same distinctive vase with carnations either side of a tulip. Whilst this is much faded, it is unmistakably the same motif that Jane stitched 58 years later."