Cartier-Bresson’s Points de Marque Collection 1


Cartier-Bresson was a renowned French textile manufacturer in the 19th and 20th centuries, producing threads for sewing, embroidery and crochet/knitting. To promote their threads, they also created charming small pattern booklets which continued in favor well into the 20th century, the designs adapting to changing styles and tastes over the decades. Alphabets were as popular and useful as ever, while many of the motifs and borders included in this collection are copied from charts in 19th century fold-out pattern books.

This book includes four “Points de Marque” (cross stitch) booklets from my private collection, with a total of 32 two-color charts, plus three “Petit Albums” adding another 18 charts. Each is reproduced slightly enlarged for easier counting. Featured are a variety of small to medium alphabets and borders, plus numbers and motifs. Album 1 includes two illustrations from French fairytales, Album 2 includes two household scenes, Album 3 includes two circus scenes and Album 4 includes a large iris and a few 2-letter monograms. As a bonus, three Points de Marque “Petit Album” booklets with 6 charts each, are also included.

8-1/2 by 11 inch softcover book with 59 full color pages.

It’s also available on Amazon. Click HERE to be redirected. Customers outside the US can use ISBN 979-8460201648 to search for a local reseller or find the book on their country’s Amazon site.

Available on backorder