Friday, 28 November 2008

Favourite embroideries

I haven't shown you this week what I'm working on but of course that doesn't mean I'm not crafting! It's just that most of the things are gifts for friends and family and I don't want to spoil the surprise for them so I'll show that to you later. Instead I'll show you some of my favourite embroideries I've made from kits during the years.

This is from the Danish Haanarbejdets Fremme design by Gerda Bengtsson. Cotton thread (Dansk Blomstergarn) on linnen fabric. Dansk Blomstergarn is really easy to work with and the colours look so natural.

I bought this kit "Bröllopsdansen" (the wedding dance), designed by Margareta Harström for "Svensk Hemslöjd", at Bohusslöjden in Göteborg many years ago and last time I was there they didn't sell them anymore. I love the colours and the different stitches with Klippan linnen thread on linnen fabric!

My mother started to stitch this 20x20cm tablecloth but grew tired of it and gave it to me to finish. Unfortunately I don't have the description of it and I don't remember anything else than that it's a copy of an embroidery from some Swedish castle. For me it has a sweet summery feeling with the flower pattern and the strong yet soft colours.


And...tomorrow we're off to visit friends in London, so see y'all on Wednesday! :)



14 comments:

LillaFlisan said...

Jösses vilken talang och vilket tålamod du måste ha!!!

härliga broderier!

Hoppas du får det fint i London!

Kram

Flisan

Tant Ulrika said...

Åh vilka fina broderier =)

Kul att du är med o tävlar igen =D

Ha en riktigt skön kväll o helg!

Kram

Kaspara said...

Hei Rebecka
Takk for hilsen på bloggen min! Nå har jeg bladd litt inne hos deg og liker bloggen din kjempegodt! Her er det farver og glade bilder. Håper det er greit at jeg linker deg? Ha en glad helg!

LittlePoppins said...

Oj vilket jobb! Jättefina. Hittade just din blogg. Jättemycket fint. Varma julhälsningar från en svenska på Mallorca!

Fyra årstider ♥ My Lovely Christmas Home said...

Vad roligt att se svenska alster.
Kram Lotta

Maria said...

VACKERT! Får mig att tänka på sommar!

Adoridarling said...

Så fina broderier, bröllopsdansen är helt underbar!

chiara said...

Che meraviglie!! quello con i costumi tipici poi..scusa, sono fusa, ma ti ho risposto alla mail di prima del mio viaggio?? se no mi scuso immensamente, fammi sapere!
baciotto

barnshoppingbloggen said...

Tipsar om en ny tävling på min blogg!
Vinst: en valfri ÅKPÅSE från Elodie details!

MiA said...

Hej Rebecka!
Du har vunnit utlottningen av en disktrasa. Grattis!
Skicka ett mejl till mej och tala om vilken färg du vill ha på trasan och på kanten, så skickar jag den så snart jag kan.
Hälsningar MiA

mia(snabela)vickevira.se

Nygammalt said...

Vad fint du har gjort, fått och köpt. Det ligger verkligen en massa jobb bakom dessa.

Kram.

makiato said...

Vilka härliga broderier du visar. Jag blir så inspirerad av Bröllopsdansen, med alla detaljrika kläder.

erin said...

I am looking for these patterns from gerda bengtsson. Where did you find them? I can't seem to figure out which book has these patterns in them. Is it the "Book of Danish Stitchery"?

r e b e c k a said...

Hi Erin. I got the embroidery kit from the Haandarbejdets Fremme in Copenhagen and I don't know where you could get just the pattern for this exact embroidery. I've found something very similar in the book "Vor tids korssting" by Politikens Forlag/Gertie Wandel from 1972 where several of the patterns were designed by Gerda Bengtson. Most of them are of plants that look a lot like the ones on my embroidery and they are designed o be embroidered with the same lovely Dansk Blomstergarn. I inherited my book from my grandmother but I found it here to download (have no idea how and if it works though...) http://www.ebook3000.com/Vor-Tids-Korssting_112857.html

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