John Smith was born in England in 1580, and lived through many adventures and battles long before making the trip across the ocean to America. He is perhaps the best known of the original colonists who arrived at Jamestown in 1607. During his time in Virginia, he worked to map the Chesapeake Bay and connecting waterways. He also served as one of the Jamestown colony council members. It was his strong leadership and discipline which helped the colony survive its initial years. He was captured by the Powhatan Indians in late 1607 and later wrote that Pocahontas had been instrumental in saving his life. Smith was a key leader in the colony until he was wounded in a gunpowder explosion, which forced him to return to England in 1609.
Create your own stitched portrait of John Smith with this counted cross stitch kit. Finished project is 5 ¾” x 8 ½” when using the provided cloth.
Kit Includes: 12” x 15” piece of 14 count Aida cloth, embroidery floss, needle, chart, and instructions
Made in U.S.A. by The Posy Collection