CROSS STITCH PATTERN READY TO DOWNLOAD, DESIGNED BY RIVERDRIFT HOUSE
"This sampler was designed to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower from Plymouth UK, carrying 102 passengers in search of a life in the New World where they might flourish free from religious persecution."
References in the stitching include:
The Mayflower, a 3-masted merchant ship commanded and part-owned by Christopher Jones (CJ with anchor)
The second group of English who set off from Leiden, Holland (where they had fled 12 years previously to escape persecution in England)
Plymouth Harbour, from which the pilgrims embarqued. The Plymouth Steps, where the Mayflower memorial is located, appear to the left of the vessel
Setting anchor at Cape Cod. A group of both passengers and crew set off exploring the area enduring hardship in the cold winter weather.
WB William Bradford became first Governor of the Colony, writing a detailed journal ‘Of Plimoth Plantation’
|Pilgrim John Goodman's dogs, a Mastiff and English Springer Spaniel, brought along for the voyage and who became essential members of the settlement.|
The native Americans of the Wampanoag taught the settlers how to hunt and to grow corn.
The three-day festival of prayer to give thanks for a bountiful harvest in the autumn of 1621 - the first Thanksgiving
The 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage
CD (Roman Numerals for 400) can be replaced with the stitcher’s initials, or those of an ancestor from the Mayflower perhaps.
Cross stitch pattern designed by Riverdrift House.
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Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Chart size in stitches: 217 x 217 (wide x high)
Needlework fabric: Aida, Linen or Evenweave, white
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Stitches: Cross stitch
Number of colors: 10
Themes: Mayflower voyage, New World, Pilgrims, Plymouuth, Cape Cod
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