Leopoldine Kolbe Folk Art Basket -Gentian
Counted Cross Stitch Pattern
Each purchase contains 2 patterns:
PATTERN #1: is as drawn with black background and the checkered border.
PATTERN #2: is the basket and flowers on a white background-Shown stitched on Light Green cloth.
Finished size is 14 inches (196 Stitches) by 14 inches (196 Stitches).
Chart uses up to 20 colors DMC Cotton Floss. Full stitches only. No half stitches and no backstitching necessary.
We provide two charts both printed in black ink on bright white 11" by 17" paper. Chart #1 is a single page chart. Chart #2 (tired eyes) is a 4-page enlarged chart that eases eye strain.
Note to Stitchers: You will receive a chart that is of the entire image including the background. You can stitch the background or stitch on your choice of a 14-count solid cloth and create a raised embossed effect.
What inspired this pattern:
We are please two offer these amazing folk art counted cross stitch patterns inspired by the work of Austrian Artist Leopoldine Kolbe, 1870-1912, designed for the Vienna Workshop -Wiener Werkstätte.
The Wiener Werkstätte
In 1903, graphic designer Koloman Moser joined forces with architect Josef Hoffmann to establish the ‘Wiener Werkstätte’ (Vienna Workshop) — a large scale cooperative of artists and artisans pioneering modernist aesthetics, traditional craft, and the ‘total work of art’ or Gesamtkunstwerk, in which every element of an environment plays a part. While the male founders’ names have dominated the history books, women made up the larger number of this creative hub, among them painter and printmaker Mela Koehler, the designer Gisela Falke von Lilienstein, and graphic designer, Leopoldine Kolbe. Women’s presence and influence in the Werkstätte grew further still with the opening of textile and fashion divisions in 1909-10.