Hands Across the Sea - Queen of the May Sarah Reymes ,1770 ~ Soie d'Alger Thread Kit

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Queen of the May Sarah Reymes ,1770 is the 2022 Queen of the May sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. 

This sampler is mostly worked with cross stitch laid over two threads of linen. The verse is worked in cross stitch over one thread of linen. Sarah also used Algerian eyelets over two and four threads, and Irish stitch.

The sampler is suitable for confident beginners through to advanced needleworkers. 

Choice of purchasing thread only, Printed Chart only or as full kit with linen.

Full Kit options: Includes linen of choice, Printed Chart Booklet + 20 skeins of Soie d'Alger threads and 2 Tapestry Size 26 Needles (Gift with Purchase + Free Shipping)

    Linen Choices:

    • 30 ct Fat Half  - Victoria Sponge Cake - 35" x 36"
    • 37 ct Fat Half - Corn Tassel - 35" x 36"
    • 38 ct Fat Quarter - Fuller's Teazel -  35" x 36"

     Au Ver a Soie®, Soie d'Alger Includes:

    • SDF 122
    • SDF 524
    • SDF 1722
    • SDF 1842
    • SDF 1845
    • SDF 2533
    • SDF 2542
    • SDF 2543
    • SDF 2913
    • SDF 2916
    • SDF 2935
    • SDF 3822
    • SDF 3826
    • SDF 4623
    • SDF 4644
    • SDF 4646
    • SDF 5024
    • SDF 5384
    • SDF S2700
    • SDF Noir

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

      About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

      "S Reymes 1770 is a “bobby dazzler” of a sampler. A glorious floral border surrounds decorative rows of vines laden with flowers, a band of Irish stitch (also known as Florentine and flame stitch), rows of alphabets worked both in cross stitch and eyelet stitch. The verse is worked with red silk and a small black dog sits incongruously atop a flower head. The sampler is reminiscent of the samplers stitched by Abigail Dingle in 1762 and Jane Brunton in 1763. We suspect that the three samplers were worked under the same needlework teacher in Norwich.

      On the reverse of Sarah’s sampler it is recorded that this was “Mrs Lungley’s work”. From family history records we know that Sarah was 11 years old when she finished her sampler. She was born on Tuesday, July 17 in the year 1759 in Norwich in the county of Norfolk. She was named after a sister who was born and died in 1755. Sarah’s baptism on August 6 was recorded in the non-conformist records for the Old Meeting in Norwich."

      Hands Across the Sea -  Queen of the May Sarah Reymes ,1770 ~ Soie d'Alger Thread Kit
      Hands Across the Sea -  Queen of the May Sarah Reymes ,1770 ~ Soie d'Alger Thread Kit