The sampler is worked mainly in cross stitch over two threads of linen, the text has been worked in cross stitch over 1 strand of linen.
The project is suitable for needleworkers of all levels of ability.
Kit Options :
Choice of purchasing thread only or as full kit with linen.
Full Kit options:
Includes linen + 23 spools of Soie 1003 threadand 2 Tapestry Size 10 Beading Needles + Free Shipping (Gift with Purchase)
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23 Spools of Au Ver a Soie®, Soie 1003 Includes:
SMS 025 Blue green
SMS 093 Desert sand
SMS 108 Fern green
SMS 154 Tan
SMS 156 Hazelnut brown
SMS 176 Terracotta
SMS 196 Fern green ~ light
SMS 199 Olive green
SMS 217 Desert sand ~ light
SMS 303 Old gold
SMS 309 Grey green ~ light
SMS 323 Tan ~ vy lt
SMS 325 Avocado green ~ light
SMS 393 Raspberry
SMS 401 Brown grey
SMS 499 Christmas red
SMS 603 Beige grey
SMS 607 Salmon ~ light
SMS 621 Blue green ~ light
SMS 647 Avocado green
SMS 672 Beaver grey
SMS 703 Grey green
SMS Blanc Snow white
***Please note, this item is excluded from any discounts or sales.
About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:
"Margaret stitched a truly adorable sampler with a rich palette of colours. There is so much to excite your needle. The reverse of the sampler revealed Margaret’s story as told by her great-granddaughter EBG Allison on September 10, 1998.
Margaret or Maggie was twelve years old when she stitched her sampler at the Female School in Ardrossan. This historic harbour town is located in Ayrshire, 30 miles from Glasgow and has sandy beaches with beautiful views over the Firth of Clyde. Shipbuilding was one of Ardrossan’s important industries in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Maggie was born on March 4, 1854 at Saltcoats, Ayrshire, Scotland. She was the natural daughter of Margaret Newall, an Irish farm servant. Her father is unknown but could have been Peter Benson, a dock labourer, whom Margaret Newall later married."