Nordiska of Gothenburg, 1964
Designer: Kaisa Edström
Name: Lysduk 8734
Original colour: Green/Brown
Originally a small table cloth of 36 x 36 cm,
we have printed Kaisa's lively pattern on a beautiful linen cloth, 100 cm x 50 cm, to make a complete cushion of 45 x 45 cm.
The linen colour was difficult to photograph here: it is our most popular shade called #502, an eggshell like pale bluegreen.
We came very near the original linen thread colours for this pattern, 10 colours were used both in the original and the contemporary kit.
We have all pieces of this design:
the original drawing with the thread samples, the original instructional sheet which is translated into both English and German from the Swedish original, and a copy of this will be included in the kit together with all the linen threads, a stitch card, three chenille needles, a card with the original drawing pictured with a brief history of the designs origins.
Six stitches are used in this kit:
Stem stitch, satin stitch, chain stitch, blanket stitch, lazy Daisy stitch and split stitch.
This is a good kit for anyone who likes to have exact instructions of how to embroider the Nordiska 60's designs, all needed is to decide where to add the colours as these are slightly different from the Nordiska original.
We may make this into a panel or table cloth further on, and you can of course cut the fabric yourself to make a panel instead. Please note that the fabric is hand cut, and the printing is centred to make a 45 x 45 cushion, but there will still be a little extra material on one of the sides.