Hands Across the Sea - Mary Lock 1832 - Soie 1003 Thread Kit

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Mary Lock 1832, is sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. 

This sampler is suitable for intermediate and advanced needleworkers but is not beyond a confident beginner. The stitches used are cross stitch over 1 and 2 threads and satin stitch.

Kit Options

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

Full Kit options:

Includes linen of choice + 19 spools of Soie 1003 thread, Printed Chart Booklet and 2 Tapestry Size 10 Beading Needles (Gift with Purchase)

Linen Choices:

Au Ver a Soie®, Soie 1003 kit Includes:

    • SMS 072~ Grey green ~ medium
    • SMS 093~ Terracotta ~ light
    • SMS 148~ Yellow beige ~ medium
    • SMS 154~ Tan ~ light
    • SMS 176~ Terracotta ~ ultra light
    • SMS 217~ Mahogany ~ very light
    • SMS 378~ Avocado green ~ dark
    • SMS 455~ Hazelnut brown ~ dark
    • SMS 517~ Mocha beige ~ dark
    • SMS 524~ Dusty rose ~ ultra light
    • SMS 621~ Blue green ~ light
    • SMS 624~ Mocha brown ~ dark
    • SMS 686~ Red copper ~ dark
    • SMS 702~ Brown ~ medium
    • SMS 705 x 2~ Fern green ~ dark
    • SMS 710 ~ Antique blue ~ dark
    • SMS 741~ Salmon
    • SMS 756~ Black avocado green

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

About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

"Mary may have been educated at home by a governess or attended a local fee-paying school or even a boarding school. Whether she was taught by a governess or a school mistress, needlework would have played a big part in her education. It was one of the necessary accomplishments a young lady was required to master. It was considered one of the “female arts”, which were important in the preparation for marrying “well” and essential domestic skills needed by the mistress of a household.  At a time when everything was hand-sewn, sewing skills were essential regardless of the family’s financial standing.

Mary’s sampler demonstrates her diligence, and the neat stitching and attention to detail are indicative of her pride and enjoyment in her work. We are fortunate that Mary’s sampler was treasured, first by her and her parents and then by her descendants. Their care of a child’s needlework has ensured that Mary is remembered and celebrated today."