Small cushion to embroider in cross stitch.
The sumptuous drapes in the Queen’s Bedchamber are known as summer furniture, as they were installed from spring to autumn. Known as “gros de Tours”, a heavy taffeta decorated with a cloud of flowers, ribbons and peacock feathers, also known as “The Queen’s Brocade”. The original fabric was woven in Lyon by Desfarges Brothers. It was dispersed after the Revolution and was re-woven in the 20th Century by Maison Lamy & Gautier, again in Lyon. Just as admirable as the wall hangings are the borders composed of roses and lilac. They are woven on an “apple green” base.If you have a chance to visit the Palace, take time to admire the alcove, the couch and cushions, the chairs, the fireguard and the stools, all different, but all inspired by this same motif. A real delight! Here is a pattern chart to realize a small cushion with main motif and bordures of the Queen’s Bechamber fabric in Versailles Palace.
This chart is taken from our spectacular pattern dedicated to Marie-Antoinette. The two embroideries depicting the Versailles Palace and Marie-Antoinette are the sixth in the Museums and Heritage collection. This full-colour pattern chart is printed on two 60 x 28cm sheest with all necessary explanations. They are presented folded in a Sajou folder.
Size of motif: 173 stitches wide by 173 stitches high. When embroidered on 12 count (per cm) linen, the finished project measures 29 x 29cm.
We recommend using our off-white coloured linen and our Retors du Nord embroidery floss.
You will need the following colours: 2018, 2023, 2025, 2026, 2028, 2034, 2038, 2042, 2221, 2223, 2234, 2332, 2340, 2409, 2443, 2447, 2469, 2536, 2567, 2570, 2749, 2780, 2847, 2882; 26 cards.
This design is also available as a complete kit. You will find everything to make a cushion backed with a cotton fabric.
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