Dyer’s Madder, Rubia tinctorum, has been used since Antiquity – the Romans used it in Pompeii and Vaison-la-Romaine for their mural frescoes. The technique quickly spread to France where the Alsace and Vaucluse were large producers of this plant. Turkey red print dresses became hugely popular in 1820’s England. This chart is taken from our spectacular pattern dedicated to Tinctorial Plants in the “Museums and Heritage” collection. It is embroidered in cross-stitch over two threads of fabric using two strands of Retors du Nord. Easy, fun and it is perfect for gift giving.
The kit contains:
- a piece of cyclamen-colored linen fabric,
- a card of Retors du Nord embroidery floss with the four colors necessary,
- a cardboard disc and a piece of wadding,
- a round tin with purple imitation crocodile paper,
- a pattern chart with all explanations for mounting.
Presented in a cardboard Sajou box. Mounting instructions are included in the kit.