Sajou cross-stitch complete kit: the Emperor's campaign tent indienne fabric cushion in Fontainebleau castle

Cross stitch kit Emperor's indienne

50,00 €



Cross stitch cushion kit floral motif from Napoleon's campaign tent

The indienne fabric 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 chair. In the reconstruction, you can also see the Emperor’s famous grey redingote.

Size of motif: 185 stitches wide by 130 stitches high.
When embroidered on 12 count (per cm) linen, the finished project measures 30.8 x 21.7cm.

The kit contains:
- full-colour pattern chart is printed on one 60 x 28cm sheet with all necessary explanations;
- one 35 x 25cm of pearl grey linen fabric;
- 9 cards of Retors du Nord embroidery floss: 2004, 2005, 2016, 2023, 2028, 2034, 2038, 2749 et 2876;
- 100% cotton fabric 35 x 25cm;
- a Sajou “Créé par moi” label (Made by me).
Presented in a Sajou square box.

The embroidery pattern chart is also sold separately.