Hands Across the Sea - Margaret Entwistle, 1854 ~ Soie d'Alger Thread Kit

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Margaret Entwistle, 1854 is a delightful english sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers and is the sister sampler of Charlotte Entwistle.

The design is suitable for needleworkers of all abilities. The stitches used are cross stitch over 2 threads of linen and can be stitched on Aida, Linaida, or 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 + 21 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 0922 ~ Coral
  • SDF 1424 ~ Navy Blue medium
  • SDF 1746 ~ Grey green dark
  • SDF 2226 ~ Golden olive
  • SDF 2243 ~ Old gold
  • SDF 2646 ~ Terracotta
  • SDF 2756 ~ Grey green light
  • SDF 2914 ~ Salmon
  • SDF 2922 ~ Christmas red
  • SDF 2926 ~ Shell pink
  • SDF 3322 ~ Antique violet
  • SDF 3441 ~ Driftwood
  • SDF 3722 ~ Green grey
  • SDF 3726 ~ Blue green dark
  • SDF 3744 ~ Golden olive dark
  • SDF 4141 ~ Cocoa
  • SDF 4223 ~ Tan
  • SDF 4545 ~ Golden brown
  • SDF 5024 ~ Blue green
  • SDF F13 ~ Ecru
  • SDF Noir ~ Black

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

    About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

    "Margaret is one of a pair of sister samplers and was stitched in 1854. Margaret finished her sampler at the age of 10 years in 1854 at Hoghton School. Her sister Charlotte finished her sampler in 1860. Using the clues that the two sisters recorded in cross stitches, we were able to locate the girls in family history records.

    Margaret was born on December 23, 1843 and Charlotte in 1848. Their parents were Thomas Entwistle, a farmer and his wife Charlotte (née Whitehead). There were six children born to the couple between 1841 and 1848. Their mother certainly had her hands full!

    When Thomas and Charlotte (senior) married on December 23, 1839 in St James, Thomas was an agricultural labourer. In the 1851 census return, Thomas farmed 36 acres at Top o’th Lane in Brindle, Lancashire. The school at Hoghton was some 2.5 miles from the farm.

    The Entwistle family prospered and in the 1861 census return, Thomas had a holding of some 115 acres at Top o’th Lane. Thomas was appointed a governor of the Brindle Workhouse in the November of 1866. We have also found a reference to Thomas holding the positions of market inspector and trustee of the Shuttlingfields Charity and funds for the poor. He was a respected member of the community."

    Hands Across the Sea - Margaret Entwistle, 1854 ~ Soie d'Alger Thread Kit
    Hands Across the Sea - Margaret Entwistle, 1854 ~ Soie d'Alger Thread Kit