Jane Fiddes 1835

Another wonderful  release from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. Their samplers are so inspiring and beautiful and the detail in them is fascinating.

The charts are in booklet form, A4 size, printed in full colour on silk art paper and illustrated with beautiful art work. These are quality collector’s items and worth having to look at even if you don't get round to stitching them. The historical notes which accompany the samplers  add to their interest and collectability. All these samplers are charted for Au Ver a Soie silk with a DMC conversion.

'Sing me a song of a lass that is gone'. Followers of outlander will relish this distinctly Scottish Sampler. Numerous sets of imhals (a family register) and the house with a lawn winked in turkey stitch are recognisable Scottish features. it is a very very vibrant sampler and rich with motifs coming out of the era of profound change in Scottish history with industrialisation, agricultural transformation and the establishment of many universities that created a highly educated middle class. 

Jane's sampler is worked on 46 # linen mainly in cross-stitch but with a few added techniques (Algerian eyelets, satin stitch, double running stitch, plait stitch, four sided stitch & turkey stitch).

Design size 201 x 246 stitches