Monday, September 19, 2011

Linen Letters




From a long out-of-print unnamed Italian book on beautiful monogram embroidery. Many examples in the book were embroidered for royalty over the 20th century, which accounts for the many crowns in a number of the monograms. The ornate designs are lovely, but I cannot even imagine the painstaking amount of handwork involved in making of each of them. With monogrammed bed linens such as these, it would be sweet dreams in Letterland for me every night.
::Via the Townmouse Flickrstream

4 comments:

  1. Do you have any more information on that book? Author, publisher, ISBN or something? Would love to see if I can get that book from somewhere.
    Thanks a lot

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  2. I wish I did Annabel. You might try to ask the person who originally posted the photos on Flickr. You might track her down through here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/townmouse/sets/72157601647187421/with/1456664974/

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  3. This book?

    http://italian-needlework.blogspot.com/2010/05/monograms-and-ciphers.html

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    1. Yes! Many thanks for connecting the dots!

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