The Chambord plaid project has almost become a myth! I got the idea in 2007 for my book Maison Sajou Point de Croix (published in 2007), as I explained : “like all seasoned embroiderers, I have drawers full of linen scraps and embroidery floss. This project was born from the wish to use up all these scraps and assemble them in a sort of masterpiece...” When the book was published it was a huge success, then, on the Sajou site, more and more demands arrived from clients who didn’t have enough linen scraps or embroidery floss but who desperately wanted to embark on this project. That is how we put together the complete kit for this Chambord plaid. We have sold hundreds all over the world. This project created a stream of amusing exchanges with photos and messages giving us news on the progress of the plaids, comments and messages of encouragement… After a while we took this project off our catalogue, thinking it had done its time. However, when we opened our store in Paris, we put two Chambord plaids in the shop front and again were inundated with requests. Most of the motifs come from my vintage archives, sometimes simplified, sometimes enlargened. The large majority come from designs intended for crochet.
Our La Fontaine’s Fables to embroider in cross-stitch are iconic pattern charts in the history of Maison Sajou.
Some have been in our catalogue since 2005, long before the creation of our Retors du Nord embroidery floss. Others among the most popular, including The Hare and the Tortoise or The Cicada and the Ant, were missing from our collection so we created them in 2018.
With these kits, you can embroider them by groups of six on bands of natural linen to obtain amusing works measuring 1m50 in height.
These fables are as strikingly relevant today as when they were written almost 350 years ago.
This series of rose cross stitch kits was created by Frédérique Crestin-Billet for a French week organised by the JR Takashimaya department store in Nagoya. Roses are not only an international and timeless subject, they are also the symbol of this famous Japanese store. The kits were immediately successful with Japanese embroiderers and we thought that others would enjoy them as much.
Cross stitch cushions are always a welcome addition to any home. Our “six square” models have been a firm favourite since the relaunce of Maison Sajou.
We have grouped together all the cross stitch cushion models from our different collections here.
These cross stitch embroidery kits to make little pots on linen are extremely simple to make: they are embroidered on a linen band so there is no hem to sew, nor any complicated stitching, just a few straight lines to mount the pot. They are embroidered using our Calais cocoons and the ribbons come from our Couture Collection.
Our round tins are one of the most popular items in our collection of embroidery kits. A great choice of Jouy flowers, extracts from the Bayeux embroidery, geometric motifs, Paris monuments. A collection in perpetual growth for all tastes.
Small kits to embroider and frame the letter of your choice. Some models are on 5.5 count Aïda and others on 12 count linen. The Aïda kits are better for beginners, but all are simple and quick to make. You will do a bit of cardboard crafting which is explained in detail in the kit.
Have you heard about the embroidery lessons in the Sajou Paris store? See all our classes.
The Eiffel Tower to embroider in cross stitch on little pouches for your scissors or glasses. Gorgeous zip bags which trace the history of Maison Sajou. Great little projects which are quick and easy to make.