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The second Norwegian Bunad Biscornu Pincushion

The second Norwegian Bunad Biscornu Pincushion

My second pincushion in biscornu form is in beautiful shades of purple. Fun fact: My favourite colour is actually purple. When I came across the original pattern which had been used as a breastcloth (bringeduk), or breastplate if you like, it’s alignement was slightly…

The Two-sized Norwegian Biscornu Pincushion Patterns

The Two-sized Norwegian Biscornu Pincushion 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 and such 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…

Geometric Mandala No 1

Geometric Mandala No. 1 – a modern cross stitch pattern

So I was watching True Blood. I’ve seen parts of it before, but I was trying to binge because there were various parts I hadn’t seen before and provided me with a bit of context for things that was happening by the time I…

Zealand Birds

Zealand Birds – Traditional Danish sampler in cross stitch

On the island Zealand there are two distinct types of embroidery. One is called Hedebo embroidery. Hedebo embroidery covers several forms of white embroidery which originated in the Hedebo (heathland) region of Zealand, Denmark, in the 1760s. The varied techniques which evolved over the next hundred years in the…