My design tells the story of the journey of a Canadian sailorman, with his ship, leaving his home and family and then coming back. The necessaire, like a book, wants to remember those men and women who, on ships of the sixteenth and seventeenth century, left Bristol, St. Malo and many other ports, crossed the sea, and sailed up the St. Lawrence River in the days of New France. Those men and women were shores explorers and missionaries, statesmen and soldiers, artisans and farmers, who with audaciuosness, sacrifice, hope, and romance built the Canadian Nation. This design is dedicated to my Canadian friends Janice, Shirley Mae and Mélanie.
Cross Stitch over two and over one, Back Stitch, Chain Stitch, Eyelet Stitch.