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The THIRD Norwegian Bunad Biscornu Pincushion

It’s been made clear to me that the frameholder I bought long ago is not working well for me. It might be that my chair is all wrong or the frameholder is just positioned wrongl regardless of my adjustments. Either way, making 4 different…

Swedish Rhombus Folk Embroidery pdf pattern with birds in cross stitch

Swedish Rhombus Folk Embroidery

Instead of working on my next biscornu pincushion, I decided to take a nosedive into Swedish Museums. A bit for inspiration, but mostly to procrastinate. Several hours later I suddenly found myself finishing up a newly drawn pattern from all the headscarves I came…

The second Norwegian Bunad Biscornu Pincushion

The second Norwegian Bunad Biscornu Pincushion

My second pincushion as a biscornu is in beautiful shades of purple. Fun fact: My favourite colour is purple. You may have noticed it earlier. When I came across the original pattern which had been used as a breastcloth (bringeduk), or breastplate if you…

The Two-sized Norwegian Biscornu Pincushion Patterns

The Two-sized Norwegian Biscornu Patterns

I wanted to incorporate some of the old traditional forms of embroidery from Norway into something fun and quirky. In my humble opinion, biscornu pincushions are loads of fun and quirkness! So I dug out some old photos of what is called “breastcloth” that…

Motivational

The motivational reminder for my husband

My husband has had a lot of problems due to his rather lacking ability of sticking to something because it’s not fun.  How often do we notice this about ourselves? How something we find dreary usually lasts for about two weeks (if even that)…

Tutorial: How to make a 15 sided biscornu pincushion

Tutorial: How to make a 15 sided biscornu pincushion (alt. 1)

If you are unfamiliar with the regular biscornu pincushion, please see the appropriate tutorial. This is one of three ways you can make a 15 sided biscornu pincushions. This is the so-called “regular” version which is most frequently used.…

The very large and timeconsuming decorative biscornu pillow

The very large and decorative biscornu pillow

I love the idea and concept of biscornu, so I wanted to try something on a larger scale. Originally I wanted to limit the scale a little bit so I didn’t end up spending over 6 weeks making it like my last large piece.…

wedding sampler

My wedding sampler with the deer

I’m an avid fan of deer. At least, if there is such a thing then I am one. I had previously created the pattern “The Stag, the doe & the Autumn” and decided to give it a go on personal alteration. I had been…

The Stag, the doe & the Autumn

The Stag, the doe & the autumn

The deer has apparently been my spirit animal for quite some time. It started when we were testdriving our then new car. A wonderful Ford Mondeo stationwagon which we later named “The Madam”. It was the very first car we bought and we were…