Looking forward to an exhibit of contemporary broderie perse, my co-workers and I have started our quest to creating our own (much less complex) attempts at this beautiful art. (So much less complex that our PR maven has nicknamed it “faux bro”. I love that.) One problem – we can’t find chintz anywhere. There used to be reams and rolls of lovely polished cotton chintz, just ripe for cutting up and arranging artfully on a plain background. I bought a bunch of it for my bridesmaid dresses (and yes, I made the leftovers in to curtains. I’ll post a picture sometime). So what’s up with disappearing chintz? Anybody out there have some leads? Help!
Image: Margaret Young Stansberry, c. 1830
Collection of the New England Quilt Museum