Sajou cross-stitch complete kit: chart: the Emperor's campaign tent carpet cushion

Cross stitch kit Emperor's carpet

68,33 €



Cross stitch cushion kit the Emperor's carpet from his campaign tent

The carpet here is inspired by the reconstruction of the Emperor’s campaign tent from the Napoleonic wars.
The reconstruction was based on a model conserved at the Mobilier National.
Generally the exterior was made of blue and white striped drill edged with a fringe of red wool. The interior is decorated with an indienne fabric, most probably printed at the Oberkampf Manufactory in Jouy. On the ground, a leopard-print carpet, evoking the saddle-cloths of cavalry officers.
The tent was set up on battlefields and comprised a bedroom in the back with an iron bed with a strap base and in the front, a study with a folding writing desk and chairs. In the reconstruction, you can also see the Emperor’s famous grey redingote.

Size of motif: 168 stitches wide by 170 stitches high.
When embroidered on 12 count (per cm) linen, the finished project measures 28 x 28.3cm.

The kit contains:
- full-colour pattern chart is printed on one 60 x 28cm sheet with all necessary explanations;
- one 50 x 70cm of off white linen fabric;
- 9 cards of Retors du Nord embroidery floss: 2005 x 3, 2009, 2023 x 2, 2028, 2221, 2234;
- 100% cotton fabric 40 x 40cm;
- a Sajou “Créé par moi” label (Made by me).
Presented in a Sajou square box.

The embroidery pattern chart is also sold separately.