Wednesday, 12 May 2010

French monogramme stamps for linen

Sorry but both stamps now sold.

Don't you just love French monogrammed linen? The wooden letter stamps are highly prized here in France and are collected vigorously - each letter is sought after...

The monogrammes were sometimes sewn freestyle, but more than often, the French used a stamp as a guide, inked, and then gently applied to their sheets, tablecloths, napkins, towels etc, to be sewn usually in white or red thread.

There was a huge range of stamps to choose from...Gothic , embellished with flowers, Art Deco, and a range of sizes in proportion to the item being embroidered.

I have some stamps for sale - here are two large examples - you can see them here and here in my Ebay shop - both auctions are starting at £4.99 - great value considering the cost of modern stamps!

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