From an old, long out-of-print Italian book on beautiful monogram embroidery. It includes some of the best examples of this type of work I've ever seen. Many of these pieces were ebroidered for royal and titled families over the last century, hence the use of crowns in quite a lot of the work. The text is in italian.
As my love for vintages grows, and grows, and grows, there comes the time when my eighty-four-year-old grandma sends me home with something really special. Vintage Textiles! She dug out of her old vintage trunk a bundle of large bolts of antique homespun fabrics and gave it to me with no words, but a face of trust and satisfaction. My hands touched these natural materials – cotton, linen, silk, grain sacks... The real ones. Blue and red stripes – with all the feel and look of the traditional…
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RESERVED FOR KATHRYN Antique French Fabric Linen Toile de Jouy | Etsy
Antique french fabric. Toile de Jouy Time 19 th-century. It's one fragment of antique boutis, I note traces of seam (which can be removed for washing), not important. Dimensions :14" x 14" Romantic scène garden scène with beautiful peacock Excellent condition. I note spot, see my picture, it's very old fabric Ideal for pillows, frame, chair and other projects.