|Since the 16th c. designs for
embroidery were delivered by the means of printed
models mostly in books. Only since the early 19th
c. coloured patterns came into fashion. They were
less expensive and could be distributed in
quantity. Publishers in Berlin, Vienna, Nuremberg
spread them all over Europe.
Different flowers arranged
in bouquets, garlands, wreaths are represented on
these single leaves. Botanical accuracy was
important, but butterflies and birds also
belonged to the motive program.
Besides there were
reproductions of pictures and with this help
large embroideries could be realized. The
counting of the stitches was made easy by printed
and coloured designs on squared paper. At the
same time these patterns gave an impression of
the colours of the finished objects. They adorned
pillow covers, bell-puls, tobacco-pouches,
wallets and similar objects.
will show around 50 patterns as well as several
objects that were embroidered after them.
The pattern are
not only beautiful to look at they also show the
blooming sense of family and friendship of the
first half of 19th c., the retreat into the
security and cosyness (comfort) of the house and
of private live. These embroideries point to the
part of women who at that time were patient and
endurant, following rules and odds.