What is embroidery?

Embroidery is the ancient art of decorating a cloth with a needle and thread. As much as we can judge from the conservation of antique textiles, humans have been embellishing clothing, household laundry and all sorts of accessories and home goods for many, many centuries. Since the beginning of the 20th century, embroidery in all forms has become a hobby, largely grouped under the antiquated term fancy work. This generic term covers a wide range of techniques: cross stitch, tapestry or needlepoint, ‘traditional’ embroidery which in itself regroups an infinite number of stitches and techniques, white work – which is tending more and more towards colours, as well as the exquisite Luneville embroidery with sequins and pearls.
On this site you will find all sorts of inspirations for embroidery projects: our famous Retors du Nord embroidery floss, Laine Saint-Pierre, Tonkin thread, the superb Museums and Heritage collection of embroideries, the Sajou albums, all our La Fontaine and Perrault counted cross stitch charts, our vintage samplers, our floral motifs, Aida and linen tea towels, tapestry kits, wooden embroidery hoops, a wide selection of needles. Practically all our products are made in France and their quality is beyond reproach. We are sure you will find something to suit you, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned embroiderer!

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Lebaufil 12m thread card for Japanese Sashiko embroidery - white

Sashiko embroidery thread card white

Price €1.50
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Off-white roving for boutis from Lebaufil

Boutis and trapunto roving off-white

Price €7.67
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Embroidered Château de Chenonceau project: finished format 57.5 x 57cm

Cross stitch kit Chenonceau Château

Price €140.00
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Sajou Museums and Heritage collection: The Bayeux Embroidery finished

Cross stitch kit Bayeux Tapestry

Price €100.83
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5.5 count Aida fabric  50 x 80cm swatch Cotton - Red

14 count Aida cotton swatch Red

Price €10.00
(1 review)
Beige 5.2 count mono canvas - by the metre

Mono Canvas / metre 13 count - Beige

Price €27.50
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Ecru matt linen Lace thread reel - Size 18/2 - Fil Au Chinois

Linen lace thread size 18/2 ecru

Price €10.67
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Optical white Lace thread reel - Size 24/3 - Fil Au Chinois

Cotton lace thread size 24/3 black

Price €6.25
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