Hands Across the Sea - Mary G Ramage, a Scottish temperance sampler ~ Soie 1003 Thread Kit

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Mary G Ramage is another beautiful and colorful Scottish temperance sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. 

The project has been stitched using cross stitch over two threads with the exception of the verse which has been worked in cross stitched over one thread.

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

 Kit Options 

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

Full Kit Options:

Includes linen + 10 spools of Soie 1003 thread, printed chart booklet and 2 Tapestry Size 10 Beading Needles (Gift with Purchase + Free Shipping)

Linen Choices:

  • 38 ct Fat Eighth - Fuller's Teazel - 18" x 17.5"
  • 45 ct Fat Eighth - Foxtail Millet - 18" x 17.5"
  • 53/63 ct Fat Eighth Sycamore Seed Pod - 18" x 29"

10 Spools of Au Ver a Soie®, Soie 1003 Includes:

  • SMS 073 Blue green ~ medium
  • SMS 106 Coral ~ dark
  • SMS 226 Golden brown ~ light
  • SMS 271 Emerald green ~ dark
  • SMS 303 Golden olive
  • SSM 494 Salmon ~ medium
  • SMS 524 Garnet ~ very dark
  • SMS 605 Turquoise ~ dark
  • SMS 616 Golden olive ~ dark
  • SMS 647 Moss green ~ dark

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

    About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

    "Mary G Ramage is a beautiful and very colourful sampler from the Scottish Borders. Mary was 12 years old when she stitched this sampler in 1891, mainly using cross stitch over 2 threads on approximately 24ct Penelope canvas. She has also included in her sampler a beautiful alphabet stitched using Algerian eyelets over 4 threads, carrying on the tradition of using repeated eyelet stitches to form the letters in an alphabet.

    Mary originally stitched her sampler using wool threads which have faded overtime, and some colours on the front of the sampler have changed and become muted and dull. The colour palette was therefore taken from the reverse of the sampler, as these were still so vibrant and fresh. Should Mary happen to gaze down on us while we are stitching, these are the colours she would recognize, and the finished sampler is how Mary intended it to be seen and a true reflection of her own choice of colours and how she used them together.

    The verse leads us to think that this may be a Temperance sampler and is taken from Proverbs 20:1 “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging and whoever is deceived by it is not wise.” Maybe she stitched this sampler at Sunday School."