This sampler is brought to you as part
of a series of New Releases that available as a .pdf download by Hands
Across the Sea Samplers OR a Printed Spiral-bound booklet. Caroline Page
is rated as suitable for needleworkers of all levels of ability.
Printed Booklet Version ~ Caroline's booklet is presented to you in a new style for Hands Across the Sea Samplers ~ an A5 spiral bound booklet printed on heavy weight card stock/paper in a portrait orientation.
PDF Download Version ~ You will be able to download the pdf and the graph for stitching from.
Includes a pdf with a one-page colour chart (intended to be viewed/used on your tablet, phone, laptop, or computer OR Printed out).
Caroline Page tells us that she completed her delightful sampler when she was 8 years old in 1832. We believe that Caroline was the daughter of a wealthy farmer, Isaac Page, and his wife Martha Bacon. The Norfolk Bishop’s Transcripts reveal that Isaac and Martha married on December 22, 1814 and had five children between the years 1817 and 1825.
Caroline was the “baby” of the family. She was christened on February 18, 1825. Her father died shortly after on March 15, and her mother died in the December of 1835 when Caroline was only 10 years of age.
Caroline stitched her sampler as part of her education. It is most likely that Caroline attended the private school at Saxlingham or had a governess. We know that her father was a person of property, and that under the terms of his will there was a trust fund for Caroline.
Caroline married Thomas Richard Howes of Tacolneston Hall Farm, on September 15, 1846. The Howes family were wealthy farmers.
We can find no record of Caroline and Thomas having children. Caroline died on March 6, 1886 at 61 years of age. At the time of her death, Caroline was financially secure and left a sizeable estate, which included her needlework.
The sampler she had stitched when she was just 8 years of age is her legacy to us. We are so pleased that it has survived and that we are all able to enjoy replicating her needlework.
Stitch count is 124 W x 176 H.
Caroline stitched her sampler on 30 ct linen with cotton thread. She used either a double running stitch (our preferred stitch) or a back stitch around the margins of her sampler, cross stitch over one and two threads, and Algerian eyelets.
Model was stitched on a 46 count hand dyed Zweigart based linen which is not available to us. We have suggested a few different count choices in the Vintage Light Examplar linen from Lakeside Linens and stitching with Soie 100.3. Caroline's sampler has been stitched with a lovely red shade from Au Ver à Soie’s range of Soie 100.3. We have also suggested DMC and Soie d'Alger silk choices.
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