Nicola tells us: "Each year Hands Across the Sea Samplers publishes a sampler which we consider to be not only beautiful but outstandingly so and worthy to be crowned our Queen of the May. We are pleased to offer to you Mary Carter our Queen of the May for the year 2020."
"Mary’s sampler was worked in the traditional bands of the 1600s on a long and narrow piece of linen. She used several reversible stitches, all exquisitely executed with skilled hands. However, we do not believe that her aim was to embroider a reversible sampler. The reverse of her sampler is extremely neat; Mary had pride in her work. There are no knotted starts and all her tail ends are neatly buried but her threads are visibly carried. A variety of stitches were used (see stitch guide for full details) together with a palette of 8 glorious shades of Au Ver a Soie silks from their 100.3 range, and Lakeside Linen Vintage Fawn."
Stitch count is 230 W x 450 H.
Mary Carter 1712 ~ Queen of the May 2020 from Hands Across the Sea Samplers