Hands Across the Sea - Mary Eliza McMillan 1869 – A Little Gem - Soie 100/3 Thread Kit

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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 does not include chart. Purchase is required separately on Hands 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.

Linen sold separately

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."

    Hands Across the Sea - Mary Eliza McMillan 1869 – A Little Gem - Soie 100/3 Thread Kit
    Hands Across the Sea - Mary Eliza McMillan 1869 – A Little Gem - Soie 100/3 Thread Kit