Hands Across the Sea - Ruth Bates, 1823 ~ a Little Gem - Soie 1003 Thread Kit

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Ruth Bates 1823, 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.

**Please note, Sampler Kit does not include chart. Purchase is required separately on Hands Across the Sea.**

Kit Options

Choice of purchasing thread only OR as full kit.

Full Kit options:

Includes linen of choice + 23 spools of Soie 1003 thread + 1 skein of SDF 3446 and 2 Tapestry Size 10 Beading Needles (Gift with Purchase)

Linen Choices:

  • 37 ct Fat Half of Corn Tassel - 35" x 36"
  • 38 ct Fat Half of Brewer's Malt - 35" x 36"
  • 45 ct Fat Half of Wild Birdseed - 35" x 36"
  • 53/63 ct Fat Eighth of Sycamore Seed Pod - 18" x 29"

Au Ver a Soie®, Soie 1003 kit Includes:

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    • SMS 627 -   Soie d’Alger 3446 will be substituted
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***Please note, this item is excluded from any discounts or sales.

About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

"Ruth’s sampler had so many similarities to Isabella’s that there had to be a connection. We were able to make contact with one of Ruth’s descendants, a medieval archivist who had some information on the family’s history. Ruth was born in Plaistow, London, on August 16, 1815 to Joseph Bates and Esther Bates, née Cartwright."