1932-33 French Weaving School Matelasse Weaving Pattern and Sample

Regular price $65.00

Finding this one made me really happy, including because I once had fantasies of becoming a weaver--and also fantasies of becoming French!  Dated 1932-33 at lower right, it's a weaving sample done by a student at the weaving school that was part of the Societe Industrielle de Saint-Quentin (in Aisne, in northern France), a city known for its weaving. At lower center is the weaving draft (pattern), with the sample of the half quilted diamond pique (matelassé) produced according to the pattern attached above. Feels like magic! And quite a lovely graphic pattern of red diamonds against white with one blue stripe at top and bottom.  Rare to find samples with drafts like this in my experience and quite a nice thing. 

15 5/8" x 11 3/4", printed text, ink writing and colored ink hand-drawn pattern with woven textile on light weight card. Very good condition.