Hands Across the Sea -The Alexanders of Lintrathen, 1829 ~ A Little Gem - Soie d'Alger Thread Kit

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The Alexanders of Lintrathen, 1829 ~ A Little Gem is delightful sampler from Hands Across the Sea.

**Please note, Sampler Kit does not include chart. Purchase is required separately on Hands Across the Sea.**

Kit includes 20 skeins of Au Ver a Soie®, Soie d'Alger silk thread and 2 Tapestry Size 26 Needles (Gift with Purchase)

Soie d'Alger is recommended for use on 30, 37, and 38 count linens.

Linen sold separately

Au Ver a Soie®, Soie d'Alger kit Includes: 

  • SDF 0131  ~ Grey green ~ light
  • SDF 0163  ~ Navy blue ~ dark
  • SDF 0165  ~ Black
  • SDF 0525  ~ Golden olive
  • SDF 0935  ~ Coral ~ dark  
  • SDF 1422  ~ Cornflower blue ~ medium
  • SDF 2146 ~ Khaki green ~ dark
  • SDF 2244  ~ Topaz ~ medium
  • SDF 2646 ~ Garnet ~ medium 
  • SDF 2944 ~ Raspberry ~ medium
  • SDF 3026  ~ Raspberry ~ very dark
  • SDF 3045  ~ Plum ~ dark
  • SDF 3316  ~ Grape ~ very light
  • SDF 3735   ~ Avocado green ~ very dark  
  • SDF 4226  ~ Golden brown
  • SDF 4633 ~ Antique mauve ~ medium
  • SDF 4645  ~ Antique mauve ~ dark
  • SDF 5025  ~ Blue green ~ very dark
  • SDF 5384  ~ Turquoise ~ light  
  • SDF S3932  ~ Beige brown ~ ultra very light

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

About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:

"In the 1851 census, Jean Alexander can be found living with her sister Mary. She is listed as a handloom weaver of linen. Handloom weaving was a family business; the trade being handed down through the generations. It is possible that the linen the sampler was stitched on was woven by an Alexander. Whilst the 1851 census contains the last official mention of Jean Alexander, the survival of the sampler she stitched as a child is her lasting legacy. Her sampler is a primary historical source document in its own right."