Hands Across the Sea - Maria Ewin, the 2023 Queen of the May - Soie 1003 Thread Kit

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Maria Ewin is a beautiful colorful sampler from Hands Across the Sea.

Maria executed her sampler predominantly with cross stitches laid over two threads of linen; only the verse has been worked in cross stitch over one thread of linen. The sampler is suitable for needleworkers of all levels of ability.

Kit Options

Choice of purchasing thread only, printed chart only OR as full kit.

Full Kit options:

Includes linen of choice + 24 spools of Soie 1003 thread, + Printed chart booklet  and 2 Tapestry Size 10 Beading Needles (Gift with Purchase) - Free Shipping included

Linen Choices:

  • 37 ct Fat Half of Russian Tea Cake - 35" x 36"
  • 38 ct Fat Half of Fuller's Teazel - 35" x 36"
  • 45 ct Fat Quarter of Foxtail Millet - 18" x 35"
  • 53/63 ct Fat Eighth of Sycamore Seed Pod - 18" x 29"

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

    About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

    "Maria was an excellent stitcher.  Her execution was precise and accurate.  It amazes me that at the young age of 11 Maria took such great care with her work.  My impression of Maria is that she was a very organized and disciplined girl.  She shows great attention to detail in the way that she matched her top and bottom borders and then also matched her side borders with perfect symmetry.

    In the border flowers, she carefully placed each pair of colours so as to not repeat a combination.  She did so similarly in the floral band beneath the verse. I think she was very intentional with her colours and that the results were not just a happy accident.  The balance of greens, reds, and blue against an otherwise neutral palette makes the sampler so visually appealing and alive with colour.  I feel Maria’s sampler is a master class in design, colour placement, and execution."

    Hands Across the Sea - Maria Ewin, the 2023 Queen of the May - Soie 1003 Thread Kit
    Hands Across the Sea - Maria Ewin, the 2023 Queen of the May - Soie 1003 Thread Kit