Designed by an unnamed artist for Nordiska, 1960’s
Hand print on contemporary linen. approximately 37 cm x 35 cm.
The print itself is 14 cm tall, 7 cm wide. We have not printed the original cutting lines to give a little room to improvise, for example if you like to make a little pocket or purse. The print is positioned slightly to the left to allow more room for ideas.
This print comes without threads.
With the linen print you will receive a card with a photograph of the original artwork, an English translation of stitches used, and a brief history of its origins. The other card describes the 24 common stitches used by Nordiska in their kits. This embroidery shows where to use the stitches, although it is noted in Swedish, the translation on the back of the card will explain what they are called in English.
The Swedish embroidery company Nordiska of Gothenburg/Niab was founded in 1879 and continued to design patterns for over 100 years. Their archive was recently unearthed to reveal thousands of embroidery patterns for all seasons.
The stitches used are:
plattsöm - satin stitch
stjälksöm - stem stitch
schattersöm - satin stitch
lättsöm - lazy-daisy-stitch
kopplad sticksöm - split stitch
knutar - French knots
For the French knots, wind the thread around the needle twice.