Hands Across the Sea - Mary Lock 1832 - Soie d'Alger Thread Kit
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, printed chart only OR as full kit.
Full Kit options:
- 37 ct option for 1 strand: Includes linen of choice + 19 skeins of Soie d'Alger threads, Printed Chart Booklet and 2 Tapestry Size 26 Needles (Gift with Purchase)
- 30 ct option for 2 strands : Includes linen of choice + 28 skeins of Soie d'Alger threads, Printed Chart Booklet and 2 Tapestry Size 28 Needles (Gift with Purchase)
- 30 ct Fat Half of Victoria Sponge Cake - 35" x 36"
- 37 ct Fat Half of Russian Tea Cake - 35" x 36"
- 37 ct Fat Half of Corn Tassel - 35" x 36"
- 38 ct Fat Half of Fuller's Teazel - 35" x 36"
Au Ver a Soie®, Soie d'Alger kit Includes:
SDF 1746 ~ Antique blue ~ dark (2 skeins for 30 ct version)
- SDF 2242 ~ Yellow beige ~ medium
- SDF 2626 ~ Red copper ~ dark
- SDF 2633 ~ Terracotta ~ light
- SDF 2912 ~ Terracotta ~ ultra light
- SDF 2914 ~ Salmon
- SDF 3026 ~ Dusty rose ~ ultra light
- SDF 3725 x 2 ~ Fern green ~ dark (5 skeins for 30 ct version)
- SDF 3726 ~ Black avocado green
- SDF 3735 ~ Avocado green ~ dark (2 skeins for 30 ct version)
- SDF 3812 ~ Tan ~ light (3 skeins for 30 ct version)
- SDF 4114 ~ Mocha beige ~ dark
- SDF 4246 ~ Hazelnut brown ~ dark
- SDF 4536 ~ Mocha brown ~ dark
- SDF 4541 ~ Mahogany ~ very light (2 skeins for 30 ct version)
- SDF 4545 ~ Brown ~ medium
- SDF 5022 ~ Blue green ~ light
- SDF 5384 ~ Grey green ~ medium (2 skeins for 30 ct version)
***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."