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Embroidery form Marie Antoinette's bed chamber

Reconstructed embroidery form Marie Antoinette's bed chamber in Versailles.

Embroidery on a great gown of the 19th century follows Russian folk patterns

Another form of outer wear that women wore during the century was a shawl typically with a Kasmir pattern as shown here

Antique French 18th century Indigo Blue resist quilt ~ I adore Indigo, it's the perfect dark blue for a coastal home

Antique French 18th century Indigo Blue resist quilt ~

Pattern, Motifs, Texture and Textile / Antique French century Indigo Blue resist quilt ~

Wedding invite goals...! Yesterday in 1770, Marie Antoinette married Louis Auguste, Dauphin of France in the royal chapel at Versailles. This was the couple's second wedding ceremony - the first, a proxy wedding carried out with one of the bride's brothers standing in for the absent groom, took place on 19th April in Vienna. #marieantoinette #louisauguste #weddinginvitation #weddingannouncement #fetherayjewels

Marriage Contract of Le Dauphin Louis (later Louis XVI) & Marie Antoinette, Archduchess of Austria.

“May” by Dior, spring/summer 1953  From the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Christian Dior - ‘May’ 1953 - In 'May', flowering grasses and wild clover are rendered in silk floss on organza. This patterning of meadow-gone-to-weed is composed of the tiniest French knots and the meticulously measured stitches of the hand embroiderer.

Versailles...Detail of Marie's bed. Wonderful blog about visit to the queen's chamber. Be there soon!!!

Notice the ruching, button in the center of the tassel, and this is only a small part of this spectacular room. Plays With Needles: The Bed Chamber of Marie Antoinette

Embroidered jacket with floral pattern. England, early 17th century

textille: “ Detail of jacket, early century, England. Linen, embroidered with silk and metal thread, and spangles.