This image is attributed to the following artist entitled: 1st Church of Christ by Jack Boucher/ Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, CONN,2-FARM,2- http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1stChurchofChrist_FarmingtonCT.jpg
This New England counted cross stitch pattern entitled The First Church of Christ shows a large white church with a tall steeple pictured during late fall or early winter. The First Church of Christ was founded in 1652 in Farmington, CT, and Roger Newton was its first pastor. The church began as the first "Sabbath School" in the 1700s for the local Tunxis Indians for the purpose of bringing them to Christianity. More importantly, it played a vital role as a link in the Underground Railroad and became involved in the prominent case of the African slaves who revolted on the Spanish vessel The Amistad. After the revolt, the Africans who had participated in the revolt were released in 1841. They came to Farmington where they remained for awhile, and they attended this church before returning to Africa. Only full cross stitches are used in our patterns. No blended colors are used. We only use an abundance of solid colors as it produces a more realistic effect.
Stitch Count: 216w x 303h
Fabric: Aida, Antique White
Four approximate finished sizes:
14,16,18 and 22 Count
|Final Pattern Sizes:|
|14 Count, 15-3/8w X 21-5/8h in|
|16 Count, 13-1/2w X 18-7/8h in|
|18 Count, 12w X 16-3/4h in (Kit comes in 18 count size)|
|22 Count, 9-3/4w X 13-3/4h in|
*Please Note: The above dimensions do not include frame or mat.
Number of Colors Used: 90
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