Hands Across the Sea - Mary Eliza McMillan 1869 – A Little Gem - Soie 100/3 Thread Kit
Mary Eliza McMillan, 1869 is the 4th in a series of “Little Gems” from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. The Mary Eliza McMillan sampler is suitable for needleworkers of all abilities, no speciality stitches are required.
**Please note, Sampler Kit doesnot include chart.Purchase is required separately onHands Across the Sea.**
Kit includes 14 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 100/3 silk thread colours include:
SMS 022 - Mustard ~ medium
SMS 029 - Grey green ~ medium
SMS 093 - Desert sand
SMS 115 - Shell grey ~ dark
SMS 124 - Antique mauve ~ medium
SMS 149 - Straw
SMS 197 - Fern Green
SMS 199 - Olive green ~ medium
SMS 224 - Tan ~ very light
SMS 523 - Straw
SMS 561 - Beaver Grey ~ light
SMS 647 - Moss green ~ dark
SMS 702 - Brown ~ light
SMS 773 - Pewter grey ~ very dark
***Please note, this item is excluded from any discounts or sales.
About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:
"Mary Eliza McMillan has been in Nicola’s private collection for some time and has been whispering in her ear to be reproduced. Now, as we hunker down in isolation and time has lost any meaning, it seemed the right moment to do so.
Rather than a carefully planned symmetrical sampler, Mary’s needlework is very much a one-off example of a young child’s nonsensical art. Very similar to the scraps of crinkled, paint-smudged paper that can be found in countless homes today proudly displayed on fridge doors.
There is often a variety of wisdom and information to be found on samplers. Some samplers convey a message, others knowledge. Samplers illuminate the lives of their makers when they document moral issues, family histories, personal experiences, and national events."