Hands Across the Sea - Rosa Sugars Aged 4 ~ Soie d'Alger Thread Kit

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Rosa Sugars is another beautiful sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers - stitched by a 4 year old!

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, printed chart only or as full kit.

Full Kit Options:

Includes linen of choice + 11 skeins of Soie d'Alger threads, Printed Chart Booklet and 2 Tapestry Size 26 Needles (Gift with Purchase)

Linen Choices:

  • 30 ct Fat Eighth  - Pecan Shortbread - 18" x 17.5"
  • 37 ct Fat Eighth - Corn Tassel - 18" x 17.5"
  • 38 ct Fat Eighth - Brewer's Malt - 18" x 17.5"

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

  • 1735 ~ Antique blue ~ medium

  • 2125 ~ Avocado green ~ light 

  • 2126 ~ Avocado green ~ medium 

  • 2543 ~ Yellow beige ~ medium 

  • 3336 ~ Violet ~ very dark 

  • 3711 ~ Drab brown ~ very light 

  • 4612 ~ Mahogany ~ light 

  • 4624 ~ Christmas red

  • 4636 ~ Antique mauve ~ very dark

  • 5114 ~ Antique violet ~ medium

  • 5384 ~ Turquoise ~ light

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

    About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

    "What a remarkable child Rosa was. Rosa tells us that she completed her sampler on July 20, a Wednesday, in the year 1881.

    We have found Rosa in family history records. She was born in July 1877 at Aspley End in Hertfordshire to Charles and Adelaide (née Sears). In the 1881 census, which was compiled in the April, Charles was noted as a butcher and Rosa, at the age of 3 years, as a scholar. One would have expected a three-year-old to have had no occupation recorded. It was unusual for a child of three to attend school. It is also unusual for a child to stitch a sampler at such a young age! Rosa only turned four in the July of 1881."