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Isabelle of Reflets de Soie has yet another over-the-top elegant beaded pincushion creation. Stitched entirely in petite glass beads, you're doing only half stitches with one strand of thread over 2 on 35ct linen. (I haven't tried it, but you can probably do these on 18ct Aida - but you might need the curve of the cushion stuffing to make the fabric convex so the beads lay properly.)
Presented as the chart with beads, Isabelle has sorted and labeled all the beads, so you're ready to go. Tournesol Bleu measures just 69 x 69 stitches - so under 4 inches in size, and she's finished it into a biscornu shape.Talk about an elegant cushion! The metallic beads just glisten - like the reflecting gold leaf on the display plate!
LR 1844 Sampler
Here's another gorgeous antique reproduction from Reflets de Soie. Presented in chart format - we have it with or without her pre-sorted silk threads. The stitch count is 261 x 302 (silks are enough for 36 or 40ct fabric), but this is also coded for DMC floss as well.
That gorgeous wandering border surrounds 9 floral bouquets and urns - I think quite a few of them would be pretty stitched as individual pin cushions. The reds are 321 and 498, but the brightest yellow is only 676. The greens are 3051, 3012, 3011 and 372 - all very soft.
Antoinette Curera 1862
Isabelle's newest reproduction sampler is here... I just cannot pass these by! Measuring 388 x 304 in stitch count, it will finish approx 21 x 19 on 36ct, and can be stitched in silks or DMC cotton floss. The border is glorious... the flowers are all the same... but not one IS the same!
The 5 motifs in the center consist of an elegant swan, two country cottages, and a pair of lavish florals. But your eye is drawn right to that center bird! Not for every house, not for every stitcher... but wow... all of Isabelle's like this one are stunning! Presented as the leaflet with the option of silks presorted and tied on Reflet's pretty thread cards.
Yvonne Leclercq 1905 Sampler
Wow... this is truly a stitched piece of art! Originally worked in 1905, this 317 x 327 stitch-count piece is done entirely in Cross Stitch. The chart is coded for DMC floss or Soie d' Alger. We have the silks pre-sorted and labeled by Isabelle - the designer - they are colorful, gorgeous, and quite intoxicating to touch and feel!
On 36ct, this will finish an impressive 18 x 18-ish... and it will not be missed on the wall! Of course everyone likes the chicken motif and the villa beside the waterfall in here... but I think it's just the whole big picture that makes this stunning! (No silks separately from the charts, sorry!)
Papillon d' Or II and Le Temps des Roses
Isabelle has two new beaded pieces that we just love around here! Charted florals, you are stitching these with one strand of floss that matches your background linen (35ct) and sewing on one petite glass bead instead of doing an X.
The beads look so elegant, and the finish on the fabric is so smooth - everybody loves to hold our stitched shop models! The beads feel smooth and fluid, and slightly heavy in your hand, so elegant! These come as kits with pre-sorted and labeled beads, and the chart. 35ct Linens need to be cut separately for each.
Caroline Colmont 1845
Reflets de Soie has sent the most gorgeous French Darning Sampler chart... an antique reproduction of one stitched by Caroline Colmont in 1845. The sampler measures 348 x 359 in stitch count - so even on 40ct, it'll turn out to be HUGE at 17-1/2 inches in size! Absolutely stunning, each of the four outer borders feature different florals for the four seasons. Then, you get two more in the sampler... a couple of alphabet fonts... and then the treat -- the Darning Sections!
18 different sections in all, each of those measures about 30 stitches square, and each showcases its own unique pattern-darning design. And, there is even a little Bargello tossed in below that! The darning sections all have such texture and charm, your eye is drawn right to them.
Presented as a chart, this is coded for DMC floss or Soie d' Alger Silk. We have the silks available with the chart purchase - they are all pre-sorted, tied and numbered by Isabelle on her pretty Reflets de Soie thread cards. (And since this is big, there are a TON of threads in here!)
Sampler d' Olga
Another of Isabelle's gorgeous reproduction samplers... this charted medley of involved floral borders, blocks and motifs measures a total of 402 x 309 in stitch count.
Calling for only 223, 221 and 3721 in DMC... choose silks or a hand-dyed cotton as alternatives... in whatever color you want!
Lovely bits and designs in here, just a bitty pin cushion of a tiny part of that border on the right would be awesome!!! (as in... you don't really have to stitch this ENTIRE thing to enjoy it!!!)
Roses Art Deco
This is one of Isabelle's charted bead designs that she is showing stitched on linen with floss as well. Included are the pre-sorted tiny glass beads for the 75 x 76 stitch count piece (that's only 5,700 beads to sew on here!)
Stitch the beaded version on 35ct linen - it'll be only 4 x 4 - or use floss and make it any size you wish! Lovely Art Deco flavor to this design!!! Presented as the chart with thread key, and the pre-sorted beads. Linen available separately.
Peace, Joy and Hope
Reflets de Soie has three new beaded pieces that finish into small ornament-sized designs. Only 63 x 63 stitches each, these are NOT stitches -- but BEADS! You cannot tell from the pictures but these are Champagne and Rose Gold in color, not blue and gray and white! I couldn't believe it when I opened the packages!
Worked on 35 or 36ct linen with one strand of floss, you are simply sewing on a bead with 1/2 a stitch rather than doing a cross! Zip-Zap! Just so elegant... most of Isabelle's other beaded pieces have filled-in backgrounds, these do not. I am wondering if lighter fabric would make the silver-lined beads look different in color? Presented as the chart with pre-sorted and labeled beads, you supply fabric and thread to match the material. Gorgeous!
Fanie Pluye 1848
Isn't this just gorgeous? An antique piece of needlework re-charted as close to its original colors as possible. Stitch this lovely basket by itself or with that awesome border!
Offered as a chart, we have the silks from Isabelle... enough to work this on 40ct. Such pretty pastels that are dusty and aged looking, this finishes approx 8 x 10... but if you do just the floral basket, it measures only 100 x 100 stitches, so you'd probably have enough silks to stitch it on a larger count. Another stunning one-of-a-kind piece, also charted for DMC.
Louise Lallier 1901
This sampler reproduction by Reflets de Soie is breathtaking! Presented as a chart... or chart with silks... it measures 312 x 412 in stitch count and is coded for DMC floss as well as the silk. I love the ornate floral border, the alphabet (letters are about 25 x 25) is 'pretty nice' too! Then there is all that lovely country scenery -- it is spectacular! Can you see the church, the country houses, the chickens... the donkey in the center talking to the little dog is so neat! He even has a basket of baguettes on his back!
I'd never in a million years get this whole thing stitched... but you could make those cottages (40 x 60-ish) into pin cushions, or the flower urns or even the chickens (60 x 70). The colors (we have the silks available) are bold and just dreamy... I just cannot tell you how lovely this piece is!!!!!
This is a gorgeous medallion picture stitched in 5 shades of blue. Charted for either DMC (823, 931, 932, 3753, 3865) or Soie d'Alger it measures a whopping 198 stitches square. If you stitch it on 32ct, it'll finish 12 inches square. LOOK AT THE PIC... the finished piece is folded -- all the corners to the inside on the reverse. It's now a 6-inch pillow!
I can't believe how different this looks with that finishing treatment!!!! It's the same design, but you'd never know! Anyway, regular crosses... available as the leaflet or leaflet WITH presorted yummy silks -- plenty for counts 28 and smaller.
Le Marquoir de Marie
This is a gorgeous Country French inspired sampler that is full of unusual motifs, lots of color and pretty alphabets. Offered as the chart or chart with a lavish spread of 46 shades of silk thread... it measures 326 x 274. It'll be an impressive 18 x 15 on 35ct!!!
The borders are pretty. The chalet in the middle is charming... the train is so unusual! The flower vase and baskets on the sides measure about 40 x 60 stitches each -- make individual pin cushions out of those! And of course, who doesn't love the chickens, cat and dog down along the bottom? The colors are clear and bright... you could distress this when you are finished... or just break apart all the design elements and do a whole set of cushions for a spectacular basket display!
Another lovely French sampler, this one is coded for silks or DMC and focuses mostly on reds, greens and purples. It measures 231 x 229 in size -- 14-1/2 inches on 32ct.
Beautiful floral bands in the borders, and neat corner florals... you could stitch the chicken as a pin cushion! Classic! Offered as the chart.
Amethyste and Saphir -- MINI TRY ME KITS -- Only $21 each!
We have two new TINY beaded pin cushion kits that are exquisite! Stitched on 35ct linen with one strand of DMC floss... you are going over two -- like normal -- but using a lovely glass petite seed beads INSTEAD of making a cross stitch. THESE ARE BITTY AND A GREAT WAY TO TRY THIS! Measuring just 35 stitches square... these finish only 2 inches square in size.
Very miniature versions of some of Isabelle's other designs, Amethyst features purples and golds, Sapphire features icy blues. The glass beads are heavier on the fabric than regular stitches, so these feel really neat to the touch. Very elegant, they catch the light, and are really a rich look. Kits contain the chart, pre-sorted and labeled beads, and a needle. You'll need 35ct linen and a bit of DMC floss that matches your ground fabric.
Comme un Bijou Beaded Pin Cushions
We have had this dramatic set of 4 pin cushion designs for a couple of years already... but Isabelle has finally decided to offer each of the 4 designs in the kit separately! So now... you can get the kit which includes all 4 (see directly below), or just choose the few you like best.
Presented as charts with pre-sorted and labeled petite seed beads, you are doing a half-stitch with one strand of white floss, and sewing on a bead instead of an X. No colors of floss... just the beads... fabric has to be 35 or 36ct linen to fit the beads properly. These are just exquisite... we have lots of them stitched in the shop -- frame them, cushion them, sewing case them... you decide! Each of these finishes about 2 x 5 in finished size.
More Elegant Beaded Cushions and Cases
We are enchanted with these gorgeous stitched pieces! Presented as charts, each is worked ONLY in beads on 35ct linen with half a stitch and one strand of floss! No thread changing, only half the stitch... each 'stitch' is a tiny Japanese glass bead that glistens and reflects the light. The patterns come with all the beads numbered and sorted in individual bags.
Biscornu de Victoria
This one is shown in Biscornu-shaped cushion... it measures 62 stitches square -- so about 4 x 4 when stitched. The background is all metallic gunmetal colored with lovely brilliant pink roses making a splash against that dark background.
Presented as the chart with the luscious pre-sorted and labeled beads... this one won't take too long to do!
Reflets de Soie has another small beaded pin cushion design that is here! Only 41 x 54 in stitch count... if you've never done one of these beaded pieces, THIS IS A GOOD ONE to try! Worked on 35ct linen, you are working from the chart, but stitching on a petite glass bead instead of a cross stitch. You use floss that matches the linen color... you're not even changing colors. This finished cushion will measure only 2-1/2 x 3 inches!!!!
Presented as the chart with enough beads to do both sides, (you could just choose your own colors and regularly cross stitch the design), the beads are pre-sorted and labeled for you. This one features a lovely rose-plum background color with gold, blue and white accents -- just gorgeous!
Remember... this is TWO SIDED! You get both designs in here... so you will need two 9 x 9 linen cuts... to make two cushions or one that is beaded on both sides!!!
Silk Gauze and/or Linen Samplers
Are you a linen stitcher, or do you like to dabble with the silk gauze a little? Both fabrics come in 40ct, and even though linen comes in larger sizes... either of these two new designs will be stunning NO MATTER what you stitch them on! Presented as leaflets OR kits...
Berthe Gazon 1925
This is an unusual piece -- a floral geometric -- that I imagine was stitched in 1925! By Reflets de Soie, it is coded for silks or DMC floss, and will finish approx 14 inches square on 32ct.
It uses: 3753, 931, 3743, 155, 372, 524, 522, 3052, 3772, 223, 778, 316 and 3726 -- all the pretty mauves and soft olive greens. Presented as a leaflet.
Exquisite Miniature Mother-of-Pearl Kitty
Oh my gosh... these are beautiful LITTLE mother-of-pearl pieces to embellish special pin cushions and sewing cases. Technically, they are NOT buttons, because each has only one hole for attachment. That precious little kitty measures only 5/8 an inch!
You can see the hole in the kitty! Beautiful tiny pieces from France... we just had to have them!
Sorry, Eiffel Tower shown at right is no longer available.
Marie T Clement 1868 Sampler
This is a reproduction of an antique French sampler by Reflets de Soie. Charted for DMC or Soie d' Alger it measures 305 x 238, and will finish approx 17 x 13 on 36ct. I don't know enough about French samplers to tell you what the motifs all mean... I am sure they can be researched, and they are on here for a reason.
The florals on the bottom half are spectacular and I especially like the Roman Numerals on there!!!! Pretty alphabets and organized border -- did you notice the flower colors change on it?
Louisa Barny 1892
A lovely reproduction of an old sampler, this has been charted by Reflets de Soie. Measuring 424 x 348 in size... it'll be 23-1/2 x 19 on 36ct! Huge! Charted for 41 different shades of silks or DMC, the original is pictured on the front cover of the leaflet and the backside of the original is shown on the inside of that front cover!
Glorious, brilliant colors, the houses are charming, the floral borders are stunning, the birds are elegant... and then you get a COW! I think this is celebrates the quiet, country life and blessings of nature. I especially love those enchanting little cottages down in the lower right corner... wouldn't they make awesome solidly-stitched pin cushions?
Another of those neat beaded designs from France, this one finishes into a 6-sided linen cube ornament. Along with only beads as the stitching, it features 4 tiny mother-of-pearl buttons with gold lettering on them that spell *NOEL.* Each of the 2-3/8 inch sides -- there are five that are stitched -- is different, and MUST be stitched on 35 or 36ct for the beads to lay properly.
I cannot tell you what the fabric color is (it's described in French!) - I would think something like Platinum - but the bead colors are crystal, champagne and two different shades of crystally blues. Just lovely, if you don't want the cube... just make 5 little pin cushions!
Papillion d' Or & Tendresse
Reflets de Soie of France has sent two beautiful beaded designs -- these are charted just normally -- but instead of stitching them with floss, you are stitching on ONLY BITTY GLASS BEADS! Linen called for is 35ct -- the perfect size for the beads. When you are finished, you have a stunning little piece of needlework that feels heavy and elegant in your hand. Finish them into pin cushions, frame them, make little scissor cases and fobs, small sewing bags and cases... you name it! Presented as charts with both English and French instructions, needle and the pre-sorted beads. You add the linen and DMC floss to match your fabric.
Ultra-Fine (Beading) Threader
A super-duper thin wire in melted into this plastic threader, securely attached to thread teeny needles, perfectly! Used in quilting, beadwork, heirloom sewing and fine needlework, the super-fine, diamond-shaped wire is designed for threading 'Betweens #12,' 'Sharps #11 and 12,' Milliners #11, and Beading #10 & 12. Absolutely wonderful... you'll want these to keep in every needlecase you own! Ours are packaged 2 to a pack, in a clear, protective plastic case, which includes an outer sleeve. Really cool!
and... BEADING NEEDLES!
#10 Ball Point Bead Embroidery Needles
Your bead kits come with needles, but how about a few more??? These are our favorites... they feature a point, but supposedly have a ball point tip (like an ink pen.) I say supposedly, because I cannot SEE that small to verify that tip! But they work beautifully and fit the beads! Package of 6 by John James.
New Glass Beaded Pin Cushions
Oh my gosh, these are some of my very, very favorite things in the shop right now... GORGEOUS floral pin cushions (or sewing bag fronts) stitched on 35ct that are ONLY tiny glass beads and NO Cross Stitches! Everything you see are the minute French glass beads!!!! Stitched right from a regular chart, you use only a strand of white floss and stitch a half stitch over two on 35ct... putting on a bead instead of using a color of floss. Kind of like miniature oriental rugs... you are creating these beautiful patterns from a chart simply with glistening glass beads. Really 18ct in size, I suppose you could stitch these in floss... but you'd have to make your own color conversions from the beads.
Offered in chart format, the beads are pre-sorted for you. choose 35 or 36ct linen, frame them or make them into small cushions! We have stiff linens or softer ones... if you have a preference, let us know... we have shop models stitched on both and looks are not affected by fabric softness. It would only be that stiffer might be easier for you to work on.
More Gorgeous Pin Cushions Stitched Entirely in Glass!
Reflets de Soie has two new pin cushion designs that have arrived in the shop. Stitched on 35ct linen with one strand of DMC, you are working over two threads of linen and stitching on petite glass beads INSTEAD of X's! Everything is charted just like always, but instead of different floss colors, you sew on different glass beads!
Each packet includes the chart, English instructions and all the pre-sorted and labeled beads. When they are finished, they feel 'heavy' to your hand, and super-slinky and sleek. Just a dream to hold and run your fingers over the solid beaded surface. We have lots of other designs in this collection -- they are so unique and special -- I love being able to offer them in the shop! New is:
Reflets de Soie from France has a new beaded pin cushion design that is STUNNING! This petite 3 x 4-1/2 inch cushion is worked all in lavender, rose, white and gold beads -- some are crystal, some are metallic. You are simply stitching on one petite glass bead with 1/2 a stitch over two linen threads of 35 or 36ct linen. It's charted like regular cross stitch -- but no crosses -- just half the stitch!
Your linen will be covered completely with the design... and it'll feel dreamy, soft and heavy to your hand. The beads just glisten... and the finished product is an elegant heirloom! We have several other designs like this one... all are presented with the chart, needle and all the beads pre-sorted and labeled for you. All you'll need is a bit of linen. Some like the stiff Lambswool or Cream, some like the softer fabrics -- either one works!
Reflets de Soie has a new leaflet featuring 6 charming Blue & White classic scenes. Charted for DMC or Silk -- there are only 5 colors featured in the designs - White, and 3750, 3756, 930 and 931 blues. Three of the designs measure approx 130 x 90 in stitch count (8 x 5-1/2 on 32ct), the other three - 90 x 60 - so 5-1/2 x 4 on the same 32ct.
Adjust your finished size by adjusting the fabric count you choose. Beautiful little scenes - they remind me of antique kitchen tiles! Presented together in leaflet format.
Marie Flavin 1872
Here's another stunning antique sampler by Reflets de Soie. Just like some of her others -- this is presented in chart format. The border is different on three of the sides, color everywhere, lush alphabets and the motifs at the bottom are incredible.
This particular sampler has some religious-looking motfis... may be hard to see in the pic... but some of the others that seem to companion this piece have other florals you could sub. A reproduction of a sampler stitched in 1872... I hope some of my needlework stays gorgeous for 150 years, like this one has!
I had to e-mail Isabelle to ask her what this says... loosely, it reads 'O Marie, conceived without sin, pray for us who turn to you.'
A beautiful reproduction of an antique sampler, this has a stitch count of 271 x 214. Coded for DMC or Soie 'd Alger, it is presented as a chart.
There is a silk packet available... all the silks pre-sorted, tied and numbered on thread cards. It is enough for a 40ct or 36ct piece. If you want to stitch on something larger, we cannot guarantee there will be enough silk included... but this would be lovely on any count... and you might be a creative thread user!
Mary is surrounded by gorgeous florals and a border of pink roses... this is so elegant and unique!
Camille Emelie Beauvallet 1847
The picture of the cover of this is stitched entirely in cream on cream -- so I don't know if you can see much design detail. Inside, the chart is coded for Gloriana, Soie 'd Alger or 14 shades of DMC. (316, 712, 3052, 3047, 223, 225, 730, 611, 420, 434, 932, 433, 819 and 3857.) Quite generous in stitch count, it measures 443 x 257 -- so about 25 x 14 on 36ct!!!!
It features a super-simple border and is filed with individual sampler motifs all scattered about. I'm not sure what they all mean... this is probably meant for more of a sampler expert than I am... but the cover pic is just awesome, and I couldn't resist the opportunity to offer it!
Albertine Bourgonnie 1907
Gorgeous colors and details in these motifs, it reminds me of Berlin Woolwork. In the same style as our Anais Curveur 1896 sampler, this has an intricate rose border, songbirds on their branches, and a cat and dog motif. The central picture features a castle tower high on a hill overlooking and along side a river -- a small boat is sailing by the staircase that leads up to the tower.
Charted for Retors du Nord from France or DMC cotton, there are 24 different colors in this 345 x 247 piece. Approx 19 x 14 on 36ct!
G. Leger 1898
Oh, this is a sampler that has floated through our front doors that I think is lovely! By Relets de Soie, it is an elegant alphabet piece that has several cool motifs near the bottom, along with a stunning farmhouse pastoral scene. Choose whatever fabric you like -- the model pic is heavily distressed, so keep that in mind when choosing.
The stitch count is 307 x 240 -- so approx 17 x 13 on 36ct -- and it is charted for silk, DMC Threads. You'll need multiple skeins of Weathered Barn, Liberty, Old Red Paint, Caramel Corn, Vintage Lave, Brethren Blue, Green Apple, Wood Rose and Buttermilk... there are 18 different shades in all in here. I love the flow of the letters, and I am totally enamored with that beautiful red cottage on there!
Le Bal d' Anastasie
One of my most favorite, this one seems to have two distinct halves -- the top one is worked with white, aqua blues, two shades of pink, deep purple and brilliant greens. The bottom section features a rich red background with golden roses and more of the blue beads.
Its stitch count is 100 x 126, so it measures approx 6 x 6-1/2 in size. I'm suggesting a white background fabric.
Souvenir d' Amitie
This one features a deep plum background around the rose and green floral ring, with rich champagne/cream in the center area. The gold in the center of the flowers is gold metallic, and this design will finish approx 5 x 6 in size.
We suggest lambswool linen -- something creamier than white because of the champagne background.
Mes Precieux Ciseaux
I think this says precious scissors... but I think the fob is precious!!! With a stitch count of only 39 x 39, this two-sided fob will finish a bit over two inches in size! Assemble it into 2 fobs, or make yours beaded on both sides. (So choose one or two cuts of linen below)
The bead colors are a deep grape, rosy-champagne, kind of a dark denim-y blue, a medium, multi-colored green and some white.
Tresor de Victorine
Oh this is pretty -- it features a crystal white background decorated with purple-y blue scrolls. It surrounds a multi-colored denim medallion that has cinnamon and honey accents. The colors in these are so hard to describe because none of the beads are SOLID of one color. They all have a million different glisteny colors in them... I think that is what makes all of these so pretty.
This case -- or whatever you want it to be -- measures 61 x 91 in size, so it will finish approx 3-1/2 x 5 on the 35/36ct Linen.
Tresor d' Elizabeth
This one is pretty -- it doesn't have a solid beaded background like the rest of the designs do -- so you may want a creme or white linen for this one, as opposed to the Lambswool color. Whatever you use, it HAS to be either 35 or 36ct. The case is approx 50 x 80 which is about 3 x 5. The biscornu (which doesn't HAVE to be a biscornu!) is 50 x 50 -- 3 x 3-ish and the little fob is just 30 x 36 -- 2 x 2.
The colors in this range from gold metallic, to pinks and lavenders, with a tiny bit of brilliant purple and blue -- not much of that. Lots of finishing possibilities for this set! If you are going to do all three pieces -- get a separate piece 9 x 9 for each of them -- Cream or White, they run $5.67 each.
Tresor de Clemence
Oh... this one features that crystal-white background with rose-champagne, crystal pink and metallic plum bead stylized flowers tucked inside a dusty denim-blue border. Sounds strange but the colors of beads are really pretty together.
This one measures just 67 x 91 stitches -- so 4 x 5-ish on the 35/36ct.
De Rouge et d' Or
Brilliant silver-lined red beads, antiqued gold metallic, shiny gold metallic, the crystal-white background and super-antiqued bronze beads... this one is small but super-elegant! The bigger cushion that is tucked inside a china tea-cup (use your grandmother's china!!!) measures just 43 x 43 -- 2-1/2 inches in size!
The smaller piece is only 29 x 29 -- that is just 1-1/2 inches in size! The red and golds together in this one are stunning! Get a 9 x 9 cut for each piece.
Beaded Scissor Cases
Oh My GOSH... these are STUNNING! Reflets de Soie of France brings us these gorgeous designs that are stitched with beads (but can be worked with thread), and made into the scissor cases shown, (or petite framed pieces). Offered as charts, each comes WITH tiny, tiny Japanese glass beads to completely cover the design -- no thread -- ONLY beads! They are sorted, labeled and attached to pretty little cards. Requiring 35ct linen (any other count will not fit the beads perfectly), use one strand of thread over two linen threads with a 1/2 cross for the bead.
Tresor de Blanche has a stitch count of 51 x 83, will finish a bit smaller than 3 x 5, and includes 8 different colors of glass Japanese beads. One of the colors is a true 24 Karat Gold!!!!!!, so this one is more expensive than the other.
Tresor de Eugenie features 12 different bead colors, and finishes a little over 3 x 5. So lovely and elegant, these are an absolute MUST for a treasured pair of scissors! Instructions are printed in French and English.
Broderie Russe 1881
Oh this is neat... it is a collection of borders and motifs from the 1800's! 17 Pages covered with 223 different designs... you can do anything with these!!!
Choose pretty colors, and put in neat stitches, use them to decorate ANYTHING... maybe an original sampler from your head??? Just a nice collection of authentic designs for your library.
Heloise Cornu 1896
This has a stitch count of 283 x 320 so it will finish approx 18 x 20 on 32ct -- which is quite generous. Charted for Soie 'd Alger or DMC it uses 523 and 3051 greens, 407 and 632 browns and 3727 and 3726 pinks.
ONLY six colors in this entire thing... something hand-dyed would translate beautfiully.
Anais Curveur 1896
This one is incredible! It features the most lavish floral border I have ever seen... and all the motifs, animals and main scene are all as detailed as a painting. Its stitch count is a huge 339 x 402 and I can tell it is worked on an ecru fabric. There are 26 different DMC or Sajou silks listed in the key -- I am enchanted with the European feel of this.
I'll never get to stitching it... maybe I'll frame the picture on the front of the chart!!!! (But I could finish the floral basket in the middle on the left!) Absolutely stunning!
Alberine Guiraud 1887
Wow... this is a neat one! Two colors of blue -- 931 and 3750 -- Woad Dye Colors -- (I think that's how you spell that gorgeous indigo blue French dye). This features a lovely alphabet -- can you see how the blue color changes in it???
The panels along the bottom are all different Pattern Darning! The fringe on the tops and bottoms are your thread ends -- you are literally darning over and under the linen threads in different patterns for each block! The last section in a mini band sampler of specialty stitches. The stitch count on this is 271 x 199 -- just a gorgeous piece!
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