It became famous in the 18th century thanks to Madame de Pompadour, and it's called point de Beauvais. It's a particular crochet stitch, ideal for decorations and for creating several patterns (geometrical designs, flowers, animals). Discover all traditional techniques and the practical "tricks" of the author. Make practise, thanks to the clear. step-by-step instructions. 25 projects described in detail, with their paper patterns to reproduce.
Marie-Claude Chambon has been stitching since she was a little one: cross stitch, traditional needlework, silk ribbon and applique. She discovered the "point de Beauvais" in 1990 and this marked a turning point in her life, since embroidery turned then, from a simple hobby, into her passion. After years of practice, Marie-Claude Chambon slightly modified the technique, making it easier and more accessible for most needlewrokers. The mother of five children and proud grandma of a nice baby girl, she has dedicated the majority of her works right to her families. A lot of projects for brides, cradle and bed accessories and blankets, cases, handbags and hanging diaper cases are just a few examples. Besides being a skillful MD, Marie-Claude holds a lot of classes and keeps her blog steadily updated, in order to let all stitchers, whether expert or not, plunge into this art, that's classical and modern at the same time.
Authors: Marie-Claude Chambon, Virginie Devaux
128 pages in French.