The dahlia originates from the warm regions of Mexico, Central America and Columbia. The plant was later baptised dahlia in honour of the Swedish botanist, Andreas Dahl, student of the famous Carl Linnaeus, known as the “father of modern taxonomy” after formalising the naming of plants. It was introduced in France in 1802. Used for dyeing, the darker colours have always given the best results
.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 seven 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".