Hands Across the Sea - Mary Carter 1712 ~ the 2020 Queen of the May - Soie d'Alger Thread Kit

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Mary Carter 1712 ~ the 2020 Queen of the May  is another sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. 

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 does not 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 + 32 skeins of Soie d'Alger thread and 2 Tapestry Size 26 Needles (Gift with Purchase)

Linen Choices:

  • 30 ct Fat Half - Legacy Linen Cafe au Lait - 36" x 36"
  • 30 ct Fat Half - Legacy Linen Pecan Shortbread - 35" x 36"
  • 37 ct Fat Half - Legacy Linen Corn Tassel - 35" x 36" 

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

      • SDF 542 x 3 ~ Topaz ~ light
      • SDF 1811 x 1 ~ Sky blue ~ very light
      • SDF 2145 x 6 ~ Moss green
      • SDF 2223 x 4 ~ Moss green ~ medium light
      • SDF 3045 x 6 ~ Plum ~ dar
      • SDF 3812 x 4 ~ Tan ~ very light
      • SDF 5384 x 4 ~ Peacock blue ~ light
      • SDF F07 x 4 ~ Off white

      ***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."

      Hands Across the Sea - Mary Carter 1712 ~ the 2020 Queen of the May - Soie d'Alger Thread Kit
      Hands Across the Sea - Mary Carter 1712 ~ the 2020 Queen of the May - Soie d'Alger Thread Kit