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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.

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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.

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RachelandDesign

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.

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Queeniepatch

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.

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