Coming to America - Women of the Mayflower
Kick off date Sept 6, 2020 - Nov 9th, 2020
In Brenda's words... The inspiration for this piece came from a book that was written 100 years ago by author, Ethel J.R.C. Noyes, titled - The Women of the Mayflower and Women of Plymouth Colony. Her work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization, as we know it. The works is now in the public domain in the United States of America. It is well worth the read, it's history that wasn't taught in our history books. I read the book a second time, as I stitched the sampler. The sampler gave me a small connection to each woman, as I crossed each stitch, of each letter of their names. I normally don't like stitching letters, but for some strange reason I thoroughly enjoyed stitching the names of these women!
The sampler was designed in bands. Long and narrow, much like samplers of the 17th century, but not in 17th century-style. Each band and its motifs represents a tie of their journey... the landing at Cape Cod, the animals that traveled with them, the women - a listing of the names of the 18 married women, Plymouth - the place they would eventually call home, the rock - Plymouth Rock, and lastly, a reminder that we are living in the tomorrow for which they wrought.
The Kit Box Includes:
- Coming to America - The Women of the Mayflower Chart
- Self-adhesive label to sign and date the finished piece
- Pilgrim Lady Needle Anchor
- Piece of cotton backing fabric for free bonus chart
- Custom printed box to house the items
DEADLINE TO SIGN-UP FOR THE KIT: JUNE 5, 2020
Kits will be available to pick-up at the shop, or ship to customers, mid-August
Kick off date is September 6th for those who want to join in on the 66 days of stitching, representing the 66 days at sea