Roland-designs , Virginie's blog.

"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Amazing hand painted woolwork pattern

    I am presently working on charting this amazing antique Sajou hand painted pattern.

    This is a rare pattern, and to be honest I have never seen anything like it before. The colours are beautiful, and it is such a shame that it's damaged.

    Now, the question is... what are those creatures ? They are not griffins, nor dragons, not phoenixes..... Celtic birds ?

    And how would one use such a pattern ?

    I'm really interested in knowing your opinions.....

' I know..... ! Cats and antiques should not be near each other...... '



  1. The leaves makes me think of the Arts and Crafts movement and the long shape I guess would work well for a bell pull, at 80 stitches wide this will be perfect for the Arts and Crafts parlor in my Victorian dollhouse. As to the bird I have no idea but I like him.

  2. I like those birds too.... and though they look like many different mythological creatures, I've settled to calling them ' Celtic dragons'.