Designed by Ingrid Bjernefors-Dahlman for Nordiska of Gothenburg, 1964
Unbleached linen ca 45x45cm with 1960’s design print 29 cm wide, 22 cm tall.
Two stitch cards are included: one card showing the 24 common stitches used in Nordiska’s embroidery, and one card with an image of the original 60’s drawing with a brief history of its origins and instructions translated into English.
The threads included in this set (limited to 30) are
- 1960’s linen threads from Nordiska, 4-stranded, exactly as in the original kit. Use three strands of this thread, or finer if you prefer tiny stitches.
- Green contemporary linen dyed in Sweden
- Two skeins of 1990’s linen thread from Klippans.
The stitches used in this kit are:
satin stitch, y-stitch, split stitch, stem stitch,
lazy-Daisy stitch, flat stitch and French knots.
For the French knots, wind the thread around the needle twice.
We are currently searching for an original version of this cushion from 1964.
For now, we can show an embroidered sample from one of our current kits.
The original 60's design was printed onto white/cream wool fabric, and the tallest flower / arctic starflower / Trientalis europaea was then instructed to be embroidered in green. As we have printed onto unbleached linen for this series, it will look great to embroider the starflower in white with yellow dots as the real flower look, growing in Swedish woods, in Scotland and parts of northern England.
A little yellow linen thread will be added to the kits from today (10th of June 2019), although it is not pictured here on the photographs.