This sampler is stitched with cross stitch over two threads of linen, with the dedication being cross stitch over one thread of linen, and some small sections of satin stitch.
The project is suitable for needleworkers of all levels of ability.
Choice of purchasing thread only, Printed Chart only or as full kit with linen.
Full Kit options: Includes linen of choice, Printed Chart Booklet + 11 skeins of Soie d'Alger threads and 2 Tapestry Size 26 Needles (Gift with Purchase + Free Shipping)
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Au Ver a Soie®, Soie d'Alger Includes:
SDF 1814 ~ Grey green ~ light
SDF 2916 ~ Salmon ~ very dark ** #2645 may be substituted
SDF 2936 ~ Dusty rose ~ very dark
SDF 3812 ~ Old gold ~ light
SDF 3835 x 2 ~ Khaki green ~ medium
SDF 4216 ~ Coffee brown ~ dark
SDF 4241 ~ Golden yellow ~ very light
SDF 4242 ~ Old gold ~ medium
SDF 4246 ~ Hazelnut brown ~ dark
SDF 4536 ~ Brown grey ~ very dark
***Please note, this item is excluded from any discounts or sales.
About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:
"The small mill town of Brighouse stands on the bank of the River Calder in North Yorkshire. In 1753 there were only 55 houses in Brighouse with many local people working in the textile industry from their own homes.
In the 1841 census the Fletcher family can be found living on New Road. In the 1851 census Sarah was in service as a housemaid to a merchant’s family in Wells Close, Hipperholme cum Brighouse. It appears that her father had died by this time, and her mother can be found as the head of the household with Pricilla and two grandchildren. She is noted as a proprietor of houses, indicating a level of financial comfort. Unfortunately, we can find no further mention with a degree of certainty of our Sarah."