Dyer’s Madder, Rubia tinctorum, has been used since Antiquity – the Romans used it in Pompeii and Vaison-la-Romaine for their mural frescoes. The technique quickly spread to France where the Alsace and Vaucluse were large producers of this plant. Turkey red print dresses became hugely popular in 1820’s England. This chart is taken from our spectacular pattern dedicated to Tinctorial Plants in the “Museums and Heritage” collection. It is embroidered in cross-stitch over two threads of fabric using two strands of Retors du Nord. Easy and amusing, it is perfect for novices. The kit contains:
- a piece of cyclamen-coloured linen fabric,
- a card of Retors du Nord embroidery floss with the four colours necessary,
- a cardboard disc and a piece of wadding,
- a round tin and a decorative sticker,
- a pattern chart with all explanations for mounting. Size of the box: height 4cm - diameter 7.3cm. Presented in a cardboard Sajou box. Mounting instructions are included in the kit, but you can also find them in "Madame Sajou's Diary".