Here is the latest addition to our collection of antique pattern replicas – Pretty flowers.
This pattern would have been a supplement to the 1800’s French magazine La brodeuse (The embroideress). Quality ladies or household periodicals of the time would often have a hand painted fashion or embroidery plate.
The original painted sheet had a very interesting detail, some of the printed pattern was not painted over. Maybe it was a mistake? I can’t really say, as it is very rare to find a pattern that is un-finished.
While charting the picture I did notice that the person who had painted over the printed design had not followed the lines, nor symbols correctly. I always try to chart antique patterns as accurately as possible, but in such a case I take artistic liberty and do my best to make the pattern work.
|Pretty Flowers - Antique hand painted embroidery pattern|
|Bouquet for furnitures and borders|
|Details of the printed chart, and painted area|
The pattern is available here: