The indienne fabric here is inspired by the reconstruction of the Emperor’s campaign tent from the Napoleonic wars.
The reconstruction was based on a model conserved at the Mobilier National. Generally the exterior was made of blue and white striped drill edged with a fringe of red wool. The interior is decorated with an indienne fabric, most probably printed at the Oberkampf Manufactory in Jouy. On the ground, a leopard-print carpet, evoking the saddle-cloths of cavalry officers.
The tent was set up on battlefields and comprised a bedroom in the back with an iron bed with a strap base and in the front, a study with a folding writing desk and chair. In the reconstruction, you can also see the Emperor’s famous grey redingote.
Size of motif: 185 stitches wide by 130 stitches high. When embroidered on 12 count (per cm) linen, the finished project measures 30.8 x 21.7cm.
The kit contains: - full-colour pattern chart is printed on one 60 x 28cm sheet with all necessary explanations; - one 35 x 25cm of pearl grey linen fabric; - 9 cards ofRetors du Nordembroidery floss: 2004, 2005, 2016, 2023, 2028, 2034, 2038, 2749 et 2876; - 100% cotton fabric 35 x 25cm; - a Sajou “Créé par moi” label (Made by me). Presented in a Sajou square box.