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Fontenoy Embroidery

Embroiderers at Fontenoy-le-Chateau, c. 1908. Embroiderers at Fontenoy-le-Chateau, c. 1908.

Fontenoy embroidery (Broderie de Fontenoy-le-Château) is a form of whitework using chain stitch and a tambour hook. It is associated with the town of Fontenoy-le-Château in the Département of Vosges (northeastern France), which is particularly known for its production of embroidery from the late nineteenth century until the 1970's. At its peak the town employed some 500 women working on this form of embroidery.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 6th July 2016).

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