The Josephine Empress'roses in cross stitch
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The Château of Malmaison was the work of Josephine, as much for her collections as for the gardens she created. One of her great passions was for her collection of roses, both the botanical species that she planted in sumptuous flowerbeds and the horticultural species that she grew in pots.
The publication of the wonderful book, Les Roses by Pierre Joseph Redouté contributed to the legend of the rose garden when the Empress ordered drawings of her rarest plants.
She even had fresh roses sewn on her dresses, as witnessed by Laure Junot, Duchess of Abrantès: “… she had a dress of white crepe, dotted with rose leaves most pleasantly fresh. I had never seen, so to speak, something so fragrant as this dress which, moreover, could only be worn once…”.
This chart is taken from our spectacular pattern dedicated to Napoleon and Josephine, the seventh in the Museums and Heritage collection.
This full-colour pattern chart is printed on a large 60cm x 28cm sheet of paper.
Dimension of the motif: 180 x 180 points – 30 x 30cm.
To calculate the dimension of fabric necessary, multiply the above dimensions by the number of repetitions you wish to sew in width and height.
To respect the spirit of the original indienne cloth, we recommend you sew this motif on pearl grey 32 count embroidery linen.
To embroider this motif, you will need the following Retors du Nord embroidery floss: 2004 , 2012, 2013, 2018, 2019, 2023, 2024, 2026,2027, 2029, 2032, 2034, 2038, 2302, 2350, 2405, 2535, 2749, 18 cards.
It is presented in a Sajou folder.
This design is also available as a complete kit. You will find everything to make a cushion backed with a cotton fabric.
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