Embroidered Marie-Antoinette project: finished format 56.7 x 56.7cm

Cross stitch kit Marie-Antoinette

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Ean: 3665546111046
Brand: Maison Sajou

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Cross stitch kit the world of Marie Antoinette

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Embroidery kit in cross stitch - The world of Marie Antoinette - Museum and Heritage Collection

The last queen to live in the Palace of Versailles, Marie-Antoinette left a trace of marvels. The more I advanced with the pattern chart dedicated to the Palace, the more it became apparent the the sovereign deserved her own composition. Marie-Antoinette (1755-1793) continues to fascinate people. Despite her tragic destiny and the many grievances held against her, she left a legacy of wonderful objects.
She had disappeared into widespread indifference and it would take years before she was recognised to her former glory. It started with Louis XVIII who gave her the funeral she never had in 1816. Little by little, her ordeal was recognised and she became an expiatory symbol of the Revolution. Later, the Empress Eugénie (1790-1864), devoted a large part of her time collecting objects belonging to the former queen. This role was taken over by the 19th century writers, Dumas and the Goncourt brothers. Finally, Pierre de Nolhac (1859-1936), the first curator of the Versailles Palace, as well as a great writer and historian, completely rehabilitated the image of Marie-Antoinette by restoring the Petit Trianon with her original good taste and exhuming her portraits. Today, Marie-Antoinette is a world-renowned myth.
Size of motif: 340 stitches wide by 340 stitches high. When embroidered on 12 count linen, the finished projects measures 56.7 x 56.7cm.
This embroidery represents around 310 hours of work.
The kit contains:
  • the large 68 x 80cm poster printed on matt paper;
  • a large 70cm square of pink linen fabric;
  • nine 14cm linen squares : 4 x off-white, 1 x Sajou blue, 1 x cyclamen, 1 x mole, 2 x lime tree;
  • 35 cards of Retors du Nord embroidery thread: 1 x 2001, 2004, 2005, 2018, 2024, 2032, 2034, 2036, 2037, 2041, 2042, 2180, 2190, 2227, 2317, 2340, 2350, 2443, 2469, 2535, 2536, 2615, 2818 and 2876 - 2 x 2023, 2025, 2409 and 2445 - 3 x 2022;
  • two 28mm buttons to cover;
  • roughly 20cm of two satin ribbons in pink and pale blue;
  • nine pieces of organza ribbons in pastel tones.
Presented in a large box covered with one of our Sajou blue colour paper. Size of the box: 21 x 21 x 9cm.
The embroidery pattern chart sold separately and a selection of smaller kits and charts from the same collection are also available. Discover our collection of Versailles and Marie-Antoinette themed products.
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