Aren’t these photos, paintings, sketches, and embroidery designs beautiful? Some day I will find the time to stitch one of these patterns …
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Continuing on with my recent overseas trip, this week I would love to share with you a rare and wonderful opportunity that presented itself on a stopver in Paris, on our return trip to Cape Town from Italy.
As you all probably know, my first book was “Redoute’s Finest Flowers In Embroidery”, published in 2001. It is almost out of print now but still holds a very special place in my heart.
The botanical paintings of the artist Pierre Joseph Redoute have always held a fascination for me and unbelievably, for the first time in France, Musée de la Vie Romantique (the Museum of Romantics) and the Museum of Natural History were holding an exhibition of 250 of his rare, original, watercolours. I was beyond excited!
Pierre-Joseph Redouté, (1759 – 1840) was a painter and botanist from Belgium, known for his watercolours of…
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