Patchwork by Jan Houtman
is getting more and more widespread also in Europe and it's been some months, especially after our Festa del Ricamo thanks to the pleasant participation of Jennifer Manefield and Patrizia Girlanda
, also Casa Cenina
is doing its best to diffuse this American art in Italy.
However embroidery is always under our spotlight, even if cross-stitch is now influenced a bit by patchwork. In the very original sampler by Jan Houtman
, whose title is actually Patchwork
of fabrics to combine in order to make a quilt are exactly reproduced on the fabrics, only by using needles and threads.
By the same author and always in the same style, here is the Bottle Sampler
which could be easily confused with a collage of little pieces of fabrics: each little bottle is superimposed on the others like the fabrics in a quilt.Jan Houtman
is above all famous for his samplers. Letters, flower motifs, decorations and colors. Among his most appreciated works, we can find the popular Flower Bouquet in Green
, that we have had the pleasure to sell in big quantities at the Aiguille en Fête
in 2009. A chart very appreciated in France, as the classic Red Madonna
. This one-color embroidery is undoubtedly one of the best-sellers
of the cross-stitch world.