The Scarlet Letter - Jane Atkinson circa 1780 ~ Silk Thread Kit

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Attention customers, conversion to 1003 is only provided if you purchase the thread kit

Jane Atkinson, 1780 is a beautiful English Sampler in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston from The Scarlet Letter.

Stitch count: 290 x 460
The project is recommended for needleworkers of intermediate level.

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:

  • 37 ct Fat Quarter - Corn Tassel - 18" x 35"
  • 38 ct Fat Quarter - Fuller's Teazel - 18" x 35"
  • 45 ct Fat Quarter - Foxtail Millet - 18" x 35"

Thread Options:

 Au Ver a Soie®, Soie d'Alger includes 27 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 needlework was designed after an English sampler in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston. The lush border flowers are similar to those on a sampler made by Sarah Brignell  from around the same period, suggesting the existence of a school or teacher whose “specialty” was opulent floral borders. The border includes elaborately stitched tulips, roses, carnations, daisies and lilies. The verse is as follows:

    What though my sins are of a Crimson stain
    My saviours blood can wash me white again
    Though numerous the twinkling stars they be
    or sands along the margin of the sea Or as
    smooth pebbles on some beachy shore
    The mercies of the Almighty still are more

    On 40 count linen, the sampler will measure approximately 14-1/2″ x 23″. Stitches used are cross, back, and counted satin."

    The Scarlet Letter - Jane Atkinson circa 1780 ~ Silk Thread Kit
    The Scarlet Letter - Jane Atkinson circa 1780 ~ Silk Thread Kit