This kit includes 40 count linen and Soie d'Alger silk thread.
Finished size on 40 count linen is approx. 8 1/2" x 19 1/2".
The cover tells us:"Ann Holewll's 1699 sampler is one of an important grouping of embroideries worked in England under the guidance of Juda or Judeth Hayle. This grouping of sampler embroideries were worked between 1691 and 1710. To date, there have been very few known 17th century embroidery teachers. The polychrome samplers worked under the direction of Juda Hayle share a common design element - that of an embellished square containing the maker's initials. Some needlework examples also include the initials "IH", identifying the teacher.
Of all the samplers worked under her instruction, the Ann Holewll embroidery holds a special place in the hearts of the needlework community. Through the efforts of many friends, funds were gathered and donated to the Colonial Willamsburg foundation thus enabling the museum to acquire this piece.
This reproduction is worked in the stitching technique found on the original. The stitches are; Cross, Double Running, Algerian Eye, and Satin with accents of chain, bullion knots and double back stitch."
Due to the thickness of this item, it will be shipped by parcel post.