Hands Across the Sea - The Rose and The Giant Pear ~ Soie 1003 Thread Kit

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Pre Order. Estimated Ship Date: Mid-Late June 2024

The Rose and The Giant Pear is another delightful sampler from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. 

This sampler has been worked with cross stitch over 2 strands of linen. 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 with linen.

Full Kit option:

Includes linen + 18 spools of Soie 1003  thread, Printed Chart Booklet and 2 Tapestry Size 10 Beading Needles + Free Shipping 

(Gift with Purchase)

Linen Choices:

18 Spools of Au Ver a Soie®, Soie 1003 Includes:

  • SMS 031 ~ Hazelnut brown ~ light
  • SMS 072 ~ Grey green ~ medium
  • SMS 079 ~ Avocado green ~ medium - Will be substituted with SMS 491
  • SMS 088 ~ Desert sand ~ light
  • SMS 091 ~ Pumpkin ~ pale
  • SMS 147 ~ Old gold ~ very light
  • SMS 183 ~ Shell grey ~ dark
  • SMS 199 ~ Olive green ~ medium
  • SMS 242 ~ Topaz ~ ultra very dark
  • SMS 303 ~ Old gold ~ dark
  • SMS 344 ~ Salmon
  • SMS 524 ~ Garnet ~ very dark
  • SMS 525 ~ Mahogany ~ medium
  • SMS 616 ~ Golden olive ~ very dark
  • SMS 621 ~ Grey green ~ light
  • SMS 659 ~ Avocado green ~ light
  • SMS 664 ~ Christmas red
  • SMS 710 ~ Grey green ~ very dark

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

    About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:


    "What a feast for the eyes! It is such a shame that the child who created this winsome sampler did not include her name. All that is recorded are the initials WJ, PH, and the year 1888.

    We sense that the sampler’s maker was industrious and enjoyed stitching her sampler. She used wool on 18ct Penelope canvas. The child certainly had an ebullient sense of colour and a vivid imagination.

    The giant pear and rose, completely out of proportion, flank the red house. With smoke billowing from all its chimneys, the viewer is invited into the house through its open side door. A family home is definitely at the heart of this sampler."

    Two swans catch the eye. White swans symbolise light, grace, beauty, love, and purity. The swan is an emblem of feminine beauty and softness. Fairy tales feature swans as emblems of devotion, loyalty, and monogamy; this comes from the fact that the swan mates once in a lifetime."

    Hands Across the Sea -  The Rose and The Giant Pear ~ Soie 1003 Thread Kit
    Hands Across the Sea -  The Rose and The Giant Pear ~ Soie 1003 Thread Kit