I have for sale a stunning'FAIRISTYTCH' large heavily hand embroidered Tablecloth with gorgeous flowers in separate beds going around the border including from pattern book; Pale yellow Primulas, purple Primulas, pink Aubretia, Purple/blue Scilla, white Muscari, blue/white Chionodoxa. There is also in the middle of each corner larger flowers displays of Purple/pink/lilac toned Anemones flowers to two sides, with pink toned. Below, to the other two sides - so effective : Note - it seems the embroiders artistic licence is evidenced by the under-plantings on the large displays of Anemones and. They have put them under the opposite flowers. Skilfully Hand embroidered on Ivory slub linen using an array of small neat stitches and shading, with a turned ladder worked edge and then hand crochet in pale green - just stunning.
I have put together some information on the'Fairistytch' company. Fairistytch was a company Est. Beckett of Scotland, with some help from close friends. He ran the company until his death in 1950.His son took over the company, but it closed in 1960 due to a fall in demand. Fairistytch produced a small catalogue/booklet each Spring and Autumn; this included a colour photo of the finished piece, also details like the name of flowers used, threads recommended, stitches, and what linen to embroider on. Fairistytch' were famous for using accurate flower designs from gardens around the UK, and nature; these were then created into stunning tablecloths, centrepieces, sets, panels, cushions etc.
They also had a subsidiary company of shops around the UK, called'Needlework Shop', which stocked the full range of their designs from their booklets. These finished pieces, and also the booklets are very collectable, and hard to find. NOTE; I have now 22 booklets or copies; from 1936 to 1954 series 300 to 520 missing 510 (if anyone has this one I would be interested in obtaining a copy please :). Does anyone have any booklets for sale?Or any other information on Fairistytch I would be very interested; i. Were any booklets produced before 1936; as the series starts at 300? Were there any booklets after 1954 series 520? I know the founder T. Beckett passed away in 1950, and then his son took over until the company closed in 1960. I know also that the booklets were not produced during WW2, but when they did start again the series was in sequence. Were patterns produced during WW2 years? I know from reading online that the founder did start to stockpile supplies in the 1930s, as he felt there would be another war.
Also half of his warehouse and workspace was taken over by the War Effort - which means the business did continue during WW2. All very interesting I love investigating and having facts to share when I sell a special treasure.Measurements; 107cm x 109cm or 42 x 43 inches. Excellent Vintage Condition - embroidery is wonderful, no holes, couple of small faint marks - extra soak? Weight 420 grams approx unwrapped. Keep watching as I will be listing lot more Vintage Linen and treasures in the days/weeks to come. Most items are I sell are used, second-hand, antique or vintage. I'm not an expert, but every effort is made to describe items accurately.
I'm happy to answer any questions. Please look at the photos carefully as they form part of my description. Sorry if this sounds harsh but it is true!And I will wait until you are finished shopping before sending a combined invoice. All care is taken to pack items safely but. I cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to items, after they have been posted. I will always try to get back to you asap but I do work and have a family, so please be patient Also the different time zones don't help. "I find these gorgeous'Vintage Linen Treasures', and bring them'Back to Life' just for you". Embroidery work is such a lost art it is not as common as it was in our Grandmothers days, and to the standard they were taught as part of'getting ready to run their own homes'.
I think about the person who has spent so many hours making such beautiful creations it truly is a lost art. These gorgeous'Linen Treasures' are getting very hard to find! So I gather them to offer to you : They are washed and lightly pressed, ready to use in your home, gift or your own collection. The item "FAIRISTYTCH' Vintage Large Hand Embroidered TableclothGarden Flower Beds 42+" is in sale since Sunday, November 05, 2017.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Textiles, Linens\Embroidery". The seller is "blue_wren_cottage" and is located in Gippsland. This item can be shipped worldwide.