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Til Karen

Til Karin - 4 Elements

I designed this piece with the inspiration of Karin Larsson's Elements, woven in 1903. She was certainly ahead of her time. I truly admire her and her legacy of embroidery and woven patterns. How she managed to be so creative, while raising 7 children, doing the sewing of their clothes, cooking and caring for such  a large household is amazing. Her original weaving is still on the back of the sofa in their Sundborn house in Sweden. It is stitched on 36 ct "Legacy" linen from Picture this plus and using Gentle Arts threads.

 

Fjord Ponies

Fjord Ponies

Those of you who have seen or knit my "Fjord Ponies" sweater will see the resemblance with this embroidery. Looking at my own graphs gave me the inspiration to start designing my own embroidery. The pattern is filled out with many Norwegian and European motifs. This one was so fun to design and work! It is done on 36 ct Vintage Maple Sugar linen from Lakeside Linen
and Vickie Clayton's hand dyed silks.

 

Norsk Fairytale

Norsk Fairytale

This piece is done with some Hardanger style stars/flowers, but no cutting!
It was embroiderd with inspiration from early Norwegian weavings. Thorough instructions are given in the pattern. It is stitched on 36 count "Relic"linen from Picture This Plus and using Gentle Arts threads.