Cross stitch pattern chart: Marie-Antoinette

Cross stitch pattern chart: Marie-Antoinette

Marie-Antoinette's garments and trimmings in cross stitch

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Whilst I was creating the cross stitch pattern chart dedicated to the Palace of Versailles, Marie-Antoinette was omnipresent.
The resplendence and refinement of the places she lived – the Queen’s Bedchamber and Petit Trianon – and all those clothes and accessories…
In short, it didn’t take me long to decide she was worthy of her own pattern chart.
Marie-Antoinette (1755-1793) continues to fascinate people. Despite her tragic destiny and the many grievances held against her, she left a legacy of wonderful objects.
She had disappeared into widespread indifference and it would take years before she was recognised to her former glory.
It started with Louis xviii who gave her the funeral she never had in 1816. Little by little, her ordeal was recognised and she became an expiatory symbol of the Revolution.
Later, the Empress Eugénie (1790-1864), devoted a large part of her time collecting objects belonging to the former queen.
This role was taken over by the 19th century writers, Dumas and the Goncourt brothers. Finally, Pierre de Nolhac (1859-1936), the first curator of the Versailles Palace, as well as a great writer and historian, completely rehabilitated the image of Marie-Antoinette by restoring the Petit Trianon with her original good taste and exhuming her portraits.
Today, Marie-Antoinette is a world-renowned myth. This cross stitch embroidery project is presented in large colour poster form measuring 68 x 80cm.
On the back of the pattern chart you will find historical information as well as explanations for the embroidery.
The poster is presented folded in a Sajou folder.
Size of motif: 340 stitches wide by 340 stitches high.
When embroidered on 12 count linen, the finished projects measures 56.7 x 56.7cm.
This embroidery represents around 310 hours of work.
You will need a large 70cm square of pink linen fabric.
You will also need four 14cm square in off-white, one Sajou blue, one cyclamen, one mole and two lime tree.
And 35 cards of Retors du Nord embroidery floss: 2001, 2004 , 2005, 2018, 2022 x 3, 2023 x 2, 2024, 2025 x 2, 2032, 2034, 2036, 2037, 2041, 2042, 2180, 2190, 2227, 2317, 2340, 2350, 2409 x 2, 2443, 2445 x 2, 2469, 2535, 2536, 2615, 2818, 2876.
Also, two 28mm buttons to cover, roughly 20cm of two satin ribbons in pink and pale blue, as well as nine pieces of organza ribbons in pastel tones.
The complete kit for this project is available here.
A selection of smaller kits and charts from the same collection is also available.

 

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