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April 2014


This is the last of this set of patterns.  This pattern features in clothing and can look very striking. I have altered it a little but I just can't tell what the pattern will look like until I have stitched it out because the materials and scale are so different.  I thought it would have been a denser.  


Still it isn't too bad.


Now onto the Western patterns in the next four blocks.

Check out how others are getting on over at Pintangle.

Now I wish I could read Norwegian

And all because of a new book by Duran Publishing about embroidered clothing from Norway.  The book is called 'Broderte Bunader' (Embroidered Bunads a hundred years of bundad history), and will be released next month. (2nd May 2014)

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The pages they have released on their web page are just so tempting.  Some great embroidery designs,

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even some examples of Blackwork.

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They do have some of their books translated into English for the American market I hope they follow this one up with a translation.