Friday, December 7, 2012

Louis XV Chaise à la reine progress

I spent a wonderful afternoon last week wandering around the Musée des Arts Décoratifs here in Lyon, and was very inspired by their furniture collection.  

Sadly, I can't share images with you, as photos are not allowed to be taken (which is a very good idea, as flash simply destroys textiles), but I have started the upholstery for a Louis XV chaise à la reine.

You can see the basic flowing shape of the border, which will be filled out with leaves, and the stitch points where I will add roses.  The centre motif is slightly off-centre, but I will balance that by adding more foliage.

Hopefully this piece won't take to long.  It is a bit pink for my usual taste, and is not destined for Daviot House, but it is very Louis XV - they loved pink roses back then!



  1. Un ricamo molto preciso e bello!!! Sei bravissima!! Le rose sono meravigliose!!!

  2. More beautiful needlework! You are a marvel with a needle and thread! I loved the piano stool too, I'd like a square piano too, we'll both just have to keep looking for now.

  3. Oh, how I would love to wandering around the Musée des Arts Décoratifs!! So much inspiration :D!!
    This embroidery work is wonderful, I'll follow your progress.
    Hugs, Ilona

  4. I'm interesting for this new project.

  5. Hello Jonquil,
    I always say it, but I just love your embroidery. It is so beautifully done and so delicate. Your talent inspires me always.
    Big hug,

  6. Oh you guys! I'm blushing!

    I know the blog is a bit 'embroidery heavy' at the moment, but I can't get into my workroom to do more architectural stuff at the moment...

    I'm also waiting for my DAS supply to increase so I can tackle the flooring!

    So thinks for bearing with all the embroidery!