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Mary Clayton Reproduction ~ Hands Across the Sea Samplers

    Hands Across the Sea Samplers tell us: "Mary Clayton’s sweet sampler is a delightful example of a young child’s artwork. Mary tells us that she was aged 9 years when she stitched her sampler. She has given no year or location, however, we believe that the sampler is English and was stitched in the mid 1800’s. An imposing building first catches the eye. Maybe this was a church run school or orphanage as the roof is topped by a cross. Above hovers two trumpeting angels signifying the word of God and reinforcing our first thought that the building is connected in some way to a church institution. The bottom section of the sampler is full of out of proportion trees, potted roses and a basket of fruit. "

    Mary’s sampler has been reproduced with Au Ver à Soie d’Alger silks and stitched with1 strand on 36 count hand dyed linen fabric. Needlepoint Inc. Silk and DMC Cotton floss conversions included based on 1 or 2 strands respectively.

    Stitch count is 201 W x 183 H.

    The sampler has been reproduced using the mellowed colours found on the front of the sampler today.


    Mary Clayton Reproduction ~ Hands Across the Sea Samplers

    Item# HATSMC
    Price: See Options For Pricing
    Mary Clayton Reproduction chart:
    36 count Pearled Barley hand dyed linen from Lakeside Linen 18" x 27" ~ $43.00
    40 count Pearled Barley hand dyed linen from Lakeside Linen 18" x 27" ~ $44.50
    Soie d'Alger Silk Thread 20 skeins ~ $130.00
    Needlepoint Inc. Silk Thread Conversion 20 skeins ~ $159.00
    DMC Cotton floss conversion 20 skeins ~ $23.00
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