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Mignonnette Blue Cross Stitch Kit



A beautiful Sajou kit containing all you need to make a box with embroidered lid. It is packaged in a lovely box perfect for gift giving (shown in second photo).The pattern is embroidered in cross-stitch using Sajou Retors du Nord thread. Easy and amusing, it is perfect for novices.

The motif of this embroidery was inspired by the “Mignonnette” motifs, printed in days gone by at the Oberkampf Manufactory in Jouy. These fabrics with small repetitive motifs were most often intended for clothing.

The kit contains:

  • Round box covered with galluchat-style blue paper (7.3 cm diameter and 3.5 cm high)

  • Sand-colored embroidery fabric

  • Sajou Retors du Nord embroidery floss

  • Cardboard disc for mounting the embroidery

  • Pattern chart with all explanations for stitching and mounting

This delightful box is covered on the perimeter by a beautiful paper, imitating what is known in French as "galluchat", a technique used in the making of leather goods using shark or ray skin. It was perfected in the 17th century by the master corset maker, Jean-Claude Galluchat and was used extensively for making scissor boxes and sewing baskets.

Sajou produces 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. 

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