ICIJ The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Wool Embroidery

I have lots of wool for embroidery and woollen fabric to embroider on.  At one point I got carried away with embroidered blankets and they were fun to work.  But over the past few years I have been looking at the woollen embroidery from Sweden and thinking that I would like to stitch some.  It was this image on on an old postcard that was my inspiration.


Then one of my favourite Blogs, Folklore Fashion  has just put up a story about costumes from this region with some great images of the embroidery so I think I might have a try.



Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


Will you use the embroidery to decorate a garment as well? It's such a vibrant and cheerful style!

Carolyn Foley

No, I want to do one of those pockets you tie on around the waist.

Sent from my iPhone


Of all the embroideries to be found on Swedish folk costumes, the ones of Dala Floda are the most beautiful. There are many kinds of 'kjol s├Ąck', most of them have loops where the belt is inserted.
Looking forward to seeing the result.
The Kogin is striking in its design. Not too difficult to stitch, you just need to keep an eye on where to insert the needle. I am sure your students will enjoy it.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)