The history of textiles is an interesting and beautiful subject. Our quest for beauty connects us to other people who, throughout bygone centuries, have strived to make their surroundings more lovely and comfortable. This extraordinary reproduction for the needlepoint enthusiast has been adapted from a pictorial scene used in the early 19th century, in the first wave of what is called Roller Printed cotton Textiles.
Historically, the roller printing technique is important because it became possible to print an entire length of cotton in one mechanical process. Today’s seamstresses, designers, and crafting enthusiasts are all beneficiaries of the advance this technique made possible.
Set on a deep sea blue background, these proud peacocks are surrounded by classic fruit and floral designs. Perfect for a formal parlor, or a special chair or framed technique, this design is a must have for those who love an elegant feel to their work. Part of It’s Polite to Point Smithsonian Institution Collection, this rare beauty will be worked in the finest materials available and will be a heritage piece you’ll be proud to pass down the generations.Please note: Still in original folded condition, the canvas may (and usually do) have some color bleed issues which will not affect your finished design.
*Note; the photo for the kit is a bit blurred from storage beneath the vinyl case; we’ve included a scan of the center section of the canvas if you’d like a closer look.
Size: 14" x 14"
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Kit contains: hand printed # 14 Zweigart Mesh, lustrous and durable 100% Persian wool yarn , needle, clear, comprehensive instructions even a beginner can follow, sturdy vinyl tote for convenient carrying. Proudly made in the USA
Artist: Based on 19th Century Roller Print Cotton Textile Housed in Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York.
Manufacturer: It’s Polite to Point
Year/Condition: 1999/ Vintage New