Hands Across the Sea - Marie Louise Piret 1911 ~ a Little Gem - Soie d'Alger 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:

    • 37 ct option for 1 strand: Includes linen of choice + 7 skeins of Soie d'Alger threads and 2 Tapestry Size 26 Needles + Chart (Gift with Purchase)
    • 30 ct option for 2 strands : Includes linen of choice + 12 skeins of Soie d'Alger threads and 2 Tapestry Size 26 Needles + Chart (Gift with Purchase)

Linen Choices:

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

  • SDF 236 x 2 ~ Jade green (3 skeins for 30 ct version)
  • SDF 4242 ~ Yellow beige ~ medium (2 skeins for 30 ct version)
  • SDF 4624 x 2 ~ Christmas red ~ dark (4 skeins for 30 ct version)
  • SDF 5023 ~ Blue green ~ medium
  • SDF F9 ~ Hazelnut brown ~ light (2 skeins for 30 ct version)

***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."