Hands Across the Sea - Marie Louise Piret 1911 ~ a Little Gem - Soie 1003 Thread Kit

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Marie Louise Piret 1911 ~ ~ A Little Gem is another cute sampler from Hands Across the Sea.

The sampler has been stitched using cross stitch over two threads and 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 + 5 spools of Soie 1003 thread and 2 Tapestry Size 10 Beading Needles + chart (Gift with Purchase)

Linen Choices:

Au Ver a Soie®, Soie 1003 kit Includes:

  • SMS 031 ~ Yellow beige ~ medium
  • SMS 073 ~ Blue green ~ medium
  • SMS 109 ~ Christmas red ~ dark
  • SMS 549 ~ Jade green
  • SMS 634 ~ Hazelnut brown ~ light

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

    About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

    "Marie Louise’s sampler dates from the beginning of the 20th century and is a simple but beautiful example of what school children were expected to produce — work of a very high standard that taught them a skill which would be useful to them as adults, either in their home or to earn a living. Stitching alphabets prepared the young girls to monogram their household linen with their initials.

    Whilst the sampler was acquired in England, we believe that the sampler was most probably stitched in France, Belgium, or Germany. Regrettably, we have been unable to find Marie Louise in family history records. We have been hampered by our lack of the Dutch, French, and German language. The surname of Piret is most commonly found in Belgium."