Chenonceau chateau embroidery in cross stitch 2/2

Chenonceau chateau embroidery in cross stitch 2/2

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Chenonceau castle embroidery in cross stitch - Second part

Second part of the discovery of Chateau de Chenonceau cross stitch pattern chart. To read first part: Chenonceau chateau embroidery part 1.

The symbols of the embroidery

 Louise de Lorraine's bedroom

Representation of the decor of Louise de Lorraine bedroom
Here is a representation of the decor of Louise de Lorraine’s bedroom. After the tragic death of her husband, Henri III of France, she had her room decorated with symbols of her bereavement: silver tears, widow’s tassels, gravedigger’s spades and here, a thorn crown with lambda and H intertwined and topped with a crown, the initials of Louise de Lorraine and Henri III.

The red Salon fireplace

The decor on the large fireplace in the Louis XIV salon, also known as the Red Salon, consists of a salamander and ermine, the symbolic animals of François I and Claude of France. The sovereigns were once proprietors of the castle.
Salamander and ermine in Chenonceau

The grand gallery fireplace

Decor on a fireplace in chateau de Chenonceau
On the fireplace in the grand gallery are the intertwined initials of King Henri II and his wife, Catherine de Médicis. Cruelly ironic, these letters also form a D for Diane of Poitiers, the King’s mistress. 

The Medici coat of arms

The box beam ceiling in the bedroom of Catherine de Médicis is decorated with the Médicis blazon and the fleur-de-lis, granted to Piero de Médicis by Louis XI in 1465 for services to the Crown.
Medicis blazon in chateau de Chenonceau

The fabrics and mural tapestries in the Chateau

The Catherine de Medici's Green Study

Tissu du Cabinet vert au point de croix
Much of the warmth of the Chateau comes from the many rooms with wall coverings.
From de right to the left, an interpretation of the Green Study, where Catherine de Medici (1519-1589) ruled the kingdom, overlooking the Cher River, after the death of her husband, King Henri II.

Francois I's Room

Then, an interpretation of Francois I’s room, situated on the ground floor. It is a reminder of the French king, who was a frequent guest of Katherine Briçonnet and her husband, both at the origin of the construction of the Chateau.
Tissu du Salon François Premier au point de croix

The Five Queen's Bedroom

Tissu de la chambre des Cinq Reines au point de croix
After, the interpretation of the fabric decorating the four-poster bed in the Five Queens’ Bedroom. This room is named in memory of the two daughters and three daughters-in-law of Catherine de Médicis: Queen Margot, Elisabeth of France, Marie Stuart, Elizabeth of Austria and Louise of Lorraine.

Diane de Poitiers' Bedroom

And finally, the fabric draped on the four-poster bed in Diane de Poitiers’ bedroom, ­also known as “la favorite”, or the King’s mistress.
Tissu de la chambre de Diane de Poitiers au point de croix

The borders

The borders evoke the Renaissance style of Chenonceau
and the motifs that were used in the decorative arts of this era.
The borders of the emroidery
the fleur de lis which is Kings of France symbol
Notice the H decorated with a fleur-de-lis on the bottom frieze for Henri II. The fleurs-de-lis in the corners are attributed to the Kings of France, although their exact origin is unknown.

The signature

The signature of your embroidery
I highly encourage you to sign your project in simple letters next to the Maison Sajou signature. All works of art deserve to be signed by the author!
See all the Chenonceau chateau kits and pattern charts in the Museum and Heritage Collection.
Visit the Chateau de Chenonceau website- where you can make a panoramic visit.

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