Hands Across the Sea - Martha Guthrie, 1880 ~ Soie d'Alger Thread Kit

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Martha Guthrie, 1880 is a Scottish sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. 

The project is suitable for needleworkers of all levels of ability. 

Choice of purchasing thread only, printed chart only or as full kit with linen.

Full Kit Options:

Includes linen of choice + 5 skeins of Soie d'Alger threads, Printed Chart booklet and 2 Tapestry Size 26 Needles (Gift with Purchase + Free Shipping)

Linen Choices:

  • 30 ct Fat Quarter  - Victoria Sponge Cake - 18" x 35"
  • 37 ct Fat Eighth - Corn Tassel - 18" x 17.5"
  • 37 ct Fat Eighth - Russian Tea Cake - 18" x 17.5"
  • 38 ct Fat Eighth - Fuller's Teazel - 18" x 17.5"

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

SDF 1026 ~ Salmon ~ very dark
SDF 1741 ~ Grey green ~ very light
SDF 2144 ~ Avocado green ~ light
SDF 2912 ~ Coral ~ light
SDF 5384 ~ Antique blue ~ medium

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

    About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

    "Martha Guthrie is such a pretty Scottish sampler! We were drawn to the “freshness” of the palette she chose to stitch her schoolgirl sampler with. Martha recorded that she finished her sampler on December 20, 1880, which was a Monday. She tells us that she attended Lady Anne Speirs’ school and in the tradition of Scottish samplers notes her parents’ and siblings’ initials.

    Martha was born on May 15, 1868 at Bridgeton, Lanarkshire to Gilbert Guthrie (GG) and Catherine née Knox (CK). She was the second of four children born to her parents. Gilbert (GG) was the eldest; then Agnes (AG) and Robert (RG) were born after Martha. Her father was recorded as having various occupations; throughout the decades, he worked as a carter, boilermaker, and rivetter. The family moved from Bridgeton to Renfrew, Glasgow, sometime between 1868 and 1871 when they are recorded as living on the High Street at number 88 and in 1881 at number 112."