Sajou French Cement Tile Basketweave Needlepoint Tapestry Kit- Viviers

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A beautiful basketweave needlepoint tapestry kit, inspired by the French cement tiles that were fashionable in France in the mid 1800's.

The chart has three elements of design, a motif, a border and a corner, each is repetitive so you can make your tapestry as large or as small as you wish.

If using a 5.2 mono canvas, each element measures 3.8 cm, so the amount of canvas required can be calculated according to the number of motifs and borders you wish to sew.

The kit contains;

A3 printed chart & instructions
Cards of Laine St Pierre threads needed for the tapestry
5.2 mono canvas measuring 25 cm square.

For those of you that love cross stitch but find your eyesight dwindling, tapestry provides an excellent alternative as the warp and weft are more visible to see, hence the piece is quicker and easier to sew.

This is one of several designs of basket weave charts and kits available, all named after towns and villages of the Ardeche reigion which produced the tiles.

Some of you will already be collectors of Sajou and be more than aware of this extraordinary French brand. Sajou produce haberdashery items made in France to the highest standards (in some cases even produced on the original old machinery). Perfect for gifts and collectors, and for those of you unable to resist a quality that is seldom found in today's mass produced haberdashery products.

Sajou was created in 1828 by Jaques- Simon Sajou, selling haberdashery for embroidery, tapestry, lace, crochet and weaving. His pattern albums are sought after to this day by collectors worldwide. In 2005 the Sajou brand was purchased and revived by avid collector; Frederique Crestin- Billet. Many of the old designs have been faithfully reproduced and there are some new designs that have been added in the Sajou style.

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