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J-TL007 La Brodeuse – Cordon De Sonnette
Fragment of a Berlin woolwork pattern, handpainted on cream paper. From other sources we know this was published by La Brodeuse, under the title Cordon de Sonnette aka bell pull. The chart has been completed as far as possible.
From the collection of the Textile Research Center in Leyden (acquisition number TRC 2018.1599), published with their permission. Charted by Sytske Wijnsma.
H-II002 Della Porta – Ricamo Con Nastrino Graziella
18 pages not including cover and title page. Ribbon embroidery on canvas. Short explanation of the technique, and many photos of embroidery in various stages of execution.
Scans donated by Iva Innocenti, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.
G-CO001 Parrot on flower spray
Small Berlin Woolwork embroidery, probably end 19thC, unfortunately much discolored. A parrot sitting on a flower spray with roses.
Images donated by ebay seller cockleheart, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Not charted yet.
E-CO002 1825 Ann Hollins sampler
Twelve photos of a sampler, not yet charted. Dated 1824. Flower borders, trees, potted plants, birds, animals, crowns, and a verse:
“This is to let you know and see
what care my parents took of me,
This work in hand my friends will have,
when I am dead and in my grave.”
Images donated by ebay seller cockleheart.
D-II009 Sajou – Woman with a broken milk pitcher – 6218
Handpainted Berlin woolwork pattern. A woman with a broken milk pitcher, outdoors. Framed in yellow and brown. Motif size 162 w by 211 h. Image donated by Iva Innocenti, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Not charted yet.