This Berlin woolwork pattern was originally given away with the September 1867 edition of The Ladies’ Treasury journal.
Canvas work was extremely popular throughout the 1800s and charts were initially hand painted square by square to create beautiful colourful designs. This printed chart is one of many that were given away free with ladies’ magazines at the height of their popularity.
The square floral design with pansies in the Centre measures 18.5cms by 18.5cms, and uses pinks and greens on a blue background- typical colours of the 1860s. It is mounted in a cream coloured cardboard frame measuring 33cms x 28cms.
Although the chart was folded in half to fit inside the magazine, the fold is almost imperceptible. The frame is in nice clean condition having been kept in cellophane since being framed.
This chart, although 150 years old, could still be used today for needlepoint or cross-stitch.