Traditional Stitches is proud to be the exclusive Canadian stockist for reproduction samplers from Hands Across the Sea Samplers featuring antique samplers from the collection of Nicola Parkman.
Hands Across the Sea Samplers tell us the following: "An unusual and charming English Sampler stitched during the reign of George III, depicting a large central motif of a bee skep surrounded by flowers, bees, butterflies and two large doves set within leafy arbours together with a cottage in a pastoral scene. All are contained within a stunning border with several varieties of flowers including roses and carnations.
The design size is 333 wide x 386 high.
"The original sampler was stitched with silks on uneven linen of approximately 40(w)/46(h) ct. The model has been stitched with Au Ver De Soie silks on 40ct Lakeside Linen Sand Dune. Please check the boxes above to have the supplies added to your order.
"Our design has been based on the mellowed colours of today. Besides some small areas of satin stitch and a handful of eyelets the sampler is worked in cross stitch over 2 threads with Mary Ann’s name in cross stitch over 1 thread. The sampler has been graded at intermediate stitcher, however, it is not beyond an enthusiastic beginner. The bee after all denotes industry.