Sunday, April 11, 2010

Saint-Aubin's Art of the Embroiderer 1770

A few weeks ago, Sharon B from Pin Tangle wrote about an exhibition in Kent State University Museum: The art of the embroiderer. The title was inspired by Charles-Germain de Saint-Aubin's L'Art du Brodeur from 1770. This led me to search for this book. As far as I know, there is no web-based version, and I haven't got the edition refered to on the museum website:Charles Germain de Saint-Aubin, Art of the Embroiderer, translated and annotated by Nikki Scheuer; additional notes and commentaries by Edward Maeder (Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1983)

But, a little google search revealed some of his lovely, fairytale like designs:

Image via the Flickr Vintage Embroidery Patterns Pool

Image via the Saint-Aubin Wikipedia entry

Image via Venetian Red


MeganH said...

That border (the first photo) would be lovely to do up. (The rest would be lovely too - but a lot more work, of course, and a lot of image cleaning!)
Thanks for that!

Machteld said...

Yes, the border is really nice! Maybe the other ones were not made for embroidery... but I really like the butterflies :-)