• Coming to America The Women of the Mayflower

    $101.00

    This is the custom box kit created by Brenda Gervais of With Thy Needle &Thread for Coming to America.

    Each Kit box includes the following: 

    1. Chart for the sampler, “Coming to America ~ The Women of the Mayflower”,
    2. Self-adhesive sampler label to sign and date the finished sampler
    3. Pilgrim Needle Anchor – a cute little magnet to keep one’s needle safe & secure.
    4. Piece of cotton backing fabric for the free bonus chart. The fabric is a reproduction of Mayflower passenger, William Bradford’s handwritten journal and was designed specifically for this project.
    5. Custom printed box to house the items. This also doubles as a project box to keep all the goodies safe & secure while stitching the sampler!

                 40 Ct Kit Includes All of the Above Plus: 40 ct Linen & Threads
                 36 Ct Kit Includes All of the Above Plus: 36 ct Linen & Threads
                 32 Ct Includes All of the Above Plus: 32 ct Linen & Threads

    *Each Kit contains a variety of threads by the following manufacturers -Color Works, DMC, Weeks, & Gentle Arts to achieve a beautiful finished piece of art.
             *Prices for each ct is due to extra threads needed to complete that ct*                                                   *Only available as kit*

    A Message From Brenda Gervais of With Thy Needle & Thread:

    “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 work is now in public domain in the United States of America. It is well worth the read, its 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 it’s motifs represents a time 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, a lastly, a reminder that we are living in the tomorrow for which they wrought.”