These two pillows are embroidered on beautiful linen. I call this pattern the Ann Border because it was first made for Ann Holden of Holden & Dupuy of New Orleans.
They are 26" square and have a 3/4" flat flange with small pleats at the corners. The embroidery is done using cording - a hand guided technique done using the Cornely Embroidery Machine and the size of the pillows was actually determined by the configuration of the pattern.This same pattern has been used in a variety of ways - often as applique for curtains. Below are a detail showing the pattern used as an applique' curtain border. The applique' fabric is a beautiful soft pink and cream coloration of a Fortuny pattern. The fabric, a wool and linen twill. The combination is rich yet light and playful.