The Scarlet Letter - Fruit Tree with Two Animals, circa 1690 ~ Silk Thread Kit

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Pre Order Available for Soie 1003 Version. Estimated Ship Date: July 2024

Attention customers, conversion to 1003 is only provided if you purchase the thread kit. Purchase of chart only will not provide conversion to Soie 1003. 

Fruit Tree with Two Animals, circa 1690 is an English needlework vignette from The Scarlet Letter.

Stitches used to execute sampler are cross stitch over one and two threads of linen

Stitch count: 150 x 150

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


Full Kit options:

Includes linen of choice, Printed Chart Booklet + 26 colors of either Soie d'Alger or Soie 1003 threads (+ Free Shipping). 

Linen Choices*:

  • 30 ct Fat Eighth - Victoria Sponge Cake - 17.5" x 18"
  • 37 ct Fat  Eighth - Russian Tea Cake -  17.5" x 18"
  • 45 ct Fat Eighth - Jersey Cream - 17.5" x 18"

*Linen sizes assume a 3" border

Thread Options:

 Au Ver a Soie®, Soie d'Alger includes 28 skeins. Recommended linen for this thread is 38 ct or lower. Au Ver a Soie®, Soie 1003 includes 26 spools. Recommended linen for this thread is 37 ct or higher.

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

    About the Sampler from the Designer

    This colorful William III English needlework vignette is executed entirely in gros and petit point stitches (cross stitch over one and two threads of linen).  It depicts a large gros point fruiting tree above a scene with very finely stitched petit point leaves, flowers, and two animals, the larger animal likely a wolf, with a lamb slung over its shoulder.

    The Eurasian wolves in Britain were huge, feared, and unlike many other species, did not exhibit “island dwarfism”.  They were persecuted by law since Norman times.  The last wolf in Britain was supposedly killed during the reign of Henry VII, who died in 1509, but due to a lack of records, the wolves of Britain might well have survived into the seventeenth century in remote areas such as Wales or Scotland.  As the land became increasingly deforested and more agrarian, their habitat and natural prey became limited and the wolves would have had to rely on domestic animals as prey.  The story goes that the last “wild”  wolf was shot near Killiecrankie, Scotland, in 1680 by Sir Ewen Cameron of Locheil.

    Stitched on 32-count linen the reproduction panel will be the same size as the original- 9-1/2″ x 9-1/2″. The project is recommended for any skill level.
    The Scarlet Letter - Fruit Tree with Two Animals, circa 1690 ~ Silk Thread Kit
    The Scarlet Letter - Fruit Tree with Two Animals, circa 1690 ~ Silk Thread Kit