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Lilly Thirza Edwards 1887 ~ A Little Gem from Hands Across the Sea Samplers

    This sampler is one of a series of “Little Gems” that are available as a .pdf download from Hands Across the Sea Samplers.

    What caught our eye on first glance with this sampler was the name of the young needleworker – Lilly Thirza Edwards. The girl’s name Thirza is of Hebrew origin meaning “delightful”. This sweet sampler is certainly delightful!

    We know that Lilly stitched her sampler in the year 1887 when she was nearing her eighth birthday.

    Lilly stitched her sampler with cross stitch over 2 strands of linen.

    The project has been rated as suitable for needleworkers of all levels of ability and can be stitched either on Aida, Linaida, or linen.

    Included in the pdf download are four graphs.

    Graph 1 ~ A two-page colour block and symbol graph.
    Graph 2 ~ A one-page colour block and symbol graph intended to be viewed/used on your tablet, phone, or PC.
    Graph 3 ~ A two-page black and white symbol graph.
    Graph 4 ~ A one-page black and white symbol graph intended to be viewed/used on your tablet, phone, or PC.


    Stitch count is 96 W x 118 H.

    Lilly’s delightful sampler has been reproduced with a palette of 5 colours from Au Ver à Soie’s range of Soie 100.3. We have provided conversions for Soie d’Alger and DMC. Only one skein or spool is required for each colour. There are only a handful of stitches in the yellow beige and grey green.

    The original sampler was stitched on 28ct linen with wool. If you wish to stitch your sampler on 28ct linen with wool we would recommend Au Ver a Soie’s range of fine d’Aubusson. Call us for assistance with this choice.

    We have suggested 32, 36 and 40 count linen versions for you to stitch this lovely sampler on.

    Please check the boxes above to have the supplies added to your order.

    Lilly Thirza Edwards 1887 ~ A Little Gem from Hands Across the Sea Samplers

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    Lilly Thirza Edwards 1887 PDF chart:
    32 count Vintage Bisque hand dyed linen from Lakeside Linens 18" x 13.5" ~ $22.50
    DMC Cotton floss 5 skeins ~ $6.25
    36 count Vintage Bisque hand dyed linen from Lakeside Linens 18" x 13.5" ~ $22.50
    Soie d'Alger silk thread 5 skeins ~ $37.50
    40 count Vintage Bisque hand dyed linen from Lakeside Linens 18" x 13.5" ~ $23.00
    Soie 100/3 for 40 count or Higher linen 5 spools ~ $29.75
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