By the time Mary was taught needlework, the need to learn a great variety of stitches and complex traditional patterns had reduced. In the 1700s embroidered costumes and furnishings were replaced by extravagant woven and printed fabrics. In this century the format of English samplers was evolving, reflecting the changing perception of their purpose.
**Please note, Sampler Thread Kit doesnot include chart. Purchase is required separately on Hands Across the Sea
Kit Options :
Choice of purchasing thread only or as full kit.
Full Kit options:
Includes linen of choice + 23 spools of Soie 1003 threadand 2 Tapestry Size 10 Beading Needles (Gift with Purchase)
23 Spools of Au Ver a Soie®, Soie 100/3 Kit Includes:
SMS 072 x 3 ~ Peacock blue ~ light
SMS 080 x 3 ~ Off white
SMS 152 x 4 ~ Moss green
SMS 154 x 3 ~ Tan ~ very light
SMS 199 x 3 ~ Moss green ~ medium light
SMS 222 x 4 ~ Plum ~ dark
SMS 621 x 1 ~ Sky blue ~ very light
SMS 776 x 2 ~ Topaz ~ light
***Please note, this item is excluded from any discounts or sales.
About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:
"Mary’s sampler was worked in the traditional bands of the 1600s on a long and narrow piece of linen. She used several reversible stitches, all exquisitely executed with skilled hands. However, we do not believe that her aim was to embroider a reversible sampler. The reverse of her sampler is extremely neat; Mary had pride in her work. There are no knotted starts and all her tail ends are neatly buried but her threads are visibly carried."