Seed ball / detail from Fröboll 8016
Included in the kit:
Unbleached linen with screen print (does not wash off)
Linen threads, contemporary and dyed in Sweden.
A card showing the original picture of the kit drawing from the 1960's with a brief history of it's origins and named stitches
A stitch card with 24 common stitches, included in all Nordiska kits from that era.
The linen embroidery kit was designed by Edna Lundskog for Nordiska/Niab in the 1960's to make a cushion. In 2020 we will republish the full larger kit on a heavier linen in the original colours.
We have re-printed this design in the exact measurements of the 60's drawing, with more fabric around so that you are more free to use the design as you like.
The linen fabric is hand cut to circa 38 x 37 cm, with the print set on the upper left side which leaves enough fabric to make a backing too, if a pouch or similar is your preferred thing to create.
The design itself is approximately 11 cm in diameter. A six of seven inch hoop will be good for this size of linen.
It's suitable for beginners with only four stitches needed: satin stitch (plattsöm), stem stitch (stjälksöm), laisy-Daisy-stitch (lättsöm) and French knots (knutar). In the cushion kit they also used split stitch, named on the card. There are enough threads in the kit to experiment a little, and it is always encouraged here as we don't have the exact instructions for the original kit.
With the 24 stitch card that is also included,
you won't have a problem to make something beautiful with this.
We have not embroidered up a sample, but you can see a few different ones made by embroiderers on https://www.instagram.com/linladan/
There are only 1-3 kits per colour combination, so your embroidered piece will be one of a kind.
Returns are accepted within three weeks.