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Geometric Mandala No 1

Geometric Mandala No. 1 – a modern cross stitch

So, I was watching True Blood. And admittingly I will probably never be able to open with that particular explanation again, but I’m enjoying it while I can. And I’ve seen parts of the tv-series before, but it was rather sporadic and I didn’t…

Zealand Birds

Zealand Birds – Traditional Danish sampler

Zealand is the main island of Denmark. At the very edge to the north lies Copenhagen, the capital city. And on the same island there are to distinct types of embroidery. One is called Hedebo embroidery. It covers several forms of white embroidery which…

Amager Fugle – a traditional square pattern

The folk costumes of Denmark are all different, but contains little embroidery. However, one of the costumes from Amager does have some embroidery on their belt and so on, which is remarkably similar to a certain dutch technique. Turns out the folk costumes of…

Svartsaum Duk - a norwegian traditional cloth

Svartsaum Duk – a norwegian traditional pattern

In Norway the traditional folk costume is called “Bunad”. They came in many beautiful shapes and forms depending on geographical location. Some even mix elements to create their own family folk costume and it’s a delight to watch! My neighbouring fylke, Telemark, has a…

a sampler for a friend

A Sampler for a friend with bees and trees

I drew and stiched this sampler for my penpal who has met the love of her life. After some time they’ve moved in together in a new home and I wanted to give them something special as a housewarming gift. My penpal and I…

Stag in Blackwork

Stag in Blackwork – a free embroidery pattern

As far as blackwork patterns go, I not only like to play around a bit but I’m also quite partial to the Assisi approach. Thus my original idea for the stag in blackwork was in the making. I wanted to combine the different patterns…