Writing in red stitch, 2021

Done in cross-stitch, with red cotton thread, the alphabet was used as practice and reference for marking household linen with one’s initials.

Dupré’s research is inspired by her school sampler as well as those made by her mother and maternal grand-mother.

More to come!

Images © Françoise Dupré Archive  

abécédaire, mid-1960s.
abécédaire, Paulette Dupré née Berthelot, 1938.
abécédaire, Marie Berthelot née Philippeau (1898-1981), early 1900

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