SAJOU ALBUMS - CLASSES & WORKSHOPS 

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Sajou albums books

You will find here re-editions of albums which made Monsieur Sajou famous in the 19th century. Jacques-simon Sajou (1802-1882) was the first person in France to print embroidery pattern charts on a large scale. Until then they were only available in watercolour versions, inaccessible for most budgets. His album editions earned him many awards and honours during the great industrial and Universal exhibitions. The Sajou albums were edited by seris of formats and colours, each having an identifying number.

However, sometimes identical patterns could be found in albums with different numbers and, quite the opposite, different patterns could be found in albums with the same number. One question we are often asked – how can we tell the age of the old Sajou albums? It is very difficult, as there were many different editions over many decades.

However, there is a way to identify them by the address on the cover page. You can find all the explanations in Madame Sajou’s Diary in the article about the history of Maison Sajou.

Sajou classes

Our philosophy at Maison Sajou is to introduce people to textile heritage and the world of vintage haberdashery. This is what we aim to do by re-editing sewing and embroidery items of quality uniquely made in France.
Our embroidery lessons and sewing lessons are a continuation of this philosophy, aiming to transmit the knowledge of this craft.
These lessons are provided in our charming Sajou store in Paris, situated in the historical textile centre of Paris. 
Attention: Our lessons are not refundable. If you are unable to attend the lesson, please notify us at least 10 days beforehand. After this period, we cannot take into account any modification.
You can find all the details below.