Hands Across the Sea - Sarah Spencer c. 1870 – A Little Gem - Soie D'Alger Thread Kit
Sarah Spencer, c 1870is the 3rd in a series of “Little Gems” from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. Sarah is suitable for needleworkers of all abilities and would make an ideal “starter” project for those wishing to explore sampler.
**Please note, Sampler Kit doesnot include chart. Purchase is required separately onHands Across the Sea.**
Kit includes 8 spools of Au Ver a Soie®, Soie 100/3 thread and 2 Tapestry Size 10 Beading Needles (Gift with Purchase).
One strand of Soie 100/3 silk thread is recommended for 37, 38, 45, and 53/63 count linens. Sampler model was stitched using Soie 100/3.
Au Ver a Soie®, Soie d'Alger Silk Thread colors include:
SDF 5383 - Grey Green
SDF 2532 - Straw - light
SDF 4622 - Salmon
SDF 3734 x 2 - Khaki green - dark
SDF 2636 - Terracotta
SDF 945 - Garnet(2 skeins for 30 ct version)
SDF 4623 - Salmon - very dark
SDF 2216 - Avocado green - dark
***Please note, this item is excluded from any discounts or sales.
About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:
"Sarah Spencer is a very common name in England so we were unable to research our Sarah. You will note the reversed “S” in Sarah. It is not unusual for young children to reverse letters when they read and write but Sarah stitched the letter correctly in her surname. She could have simply got it wrong and did not take the time to correct her mistake. However, that does not tally with the neatness of her stitching and the diligence she showed in completing her sampler. We think it could be her way to record that although her name was spelt with an “S” it is pronounced differently like a soft vibrated “Z”."