Mary Wills 1750 from Hands Across the Sea Samplers

    Nicola tells us "we present to you this beautiful Quaker band sampler stitched by Mary Wills around the year 1750.  It is always a thrill to discover a Quaker band sampler and particularly so when the young girl who created the sampler can be identified. Between the linen and the backing board of the framed sampler there had been recorded a name and an address “Waterfall, Gore House, Bradpole” and that Mary Wills was the daughter of Mary Wilson and John Wills and the year “1738.”
    The records of the Friends Meeting House of Warwickshire Middle provided a rich source of information about our Mary and we tell her story over four pages in the booklet.

    We have used the ten vibrant colours found of the reverse of the sampler as those are the colours that Mary chose to stitch her band sampler with. "

    The stitches used are cross stitch over one and two threads of linen.

    The sampler is suitable for all levels of ability. Stitch count is 263 W x 181 H. 

    The reproduction model was stitched on 36 count hand dyed linen from using 1 strand of Soie d'Alger silk thread throughout the sampler.  A DMC conversion is also provided.

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    Mary Wills 1750 from Hands Across the Sea Samplers

    Item# HATSMW
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    Mary Wills 1750 Reproduction chart:
    36 count Weeks Dye Works hand dyed linen ~ Straw ~ 36" x27" ~ $82.00
    40 count hWeeks Dye Works hand dyed linen ~ Straw ~ 36" x 27" ~ $88.00
    Soie d'Alger silk thread 15 skeins ~ $97.50
    DMC Cotton floss conversion for this design 15 skeins ~ $17.25