juni 15, 2012

Danish vintage embroidery

Once in a while I find small treasures of embroidery at charity shops. Usually they are unfinished pieces, some still with the pattern and lots of thread - others are all new and never touched or even opened.

Some of these packages contain really large pieces of perfectly fine linen, meant for a tablecloth - it is perfect for practicing all kinds of embroidery - hardanger, whitework, cross stitch - and it cost practically nothing. I love those finds and I love to 'rescue' some of these embroidered pieces.

Some time ago I found a small bag filled with all kinds of vintage embroidery patterns - from the 60'-70'ies - and I picked one out because I clearly remembered this kind of embroidery - a stylised geometrical flower pattern - and I've tried to recreate it.










Now - the pattern suggests to make it in only 3 shades of either greens, yellows, blues or lilacs. I chose to make it in two shades of teal and orange and a yellow-green for the small leaves.
Appleton crewel wool on linen.




There is no information as to which kind of thread to use - I would think a DMC stranded cotton would be the choise.


Pattern properly documented


8 kommentarer:

Rachel sagde ...

Yes, I remember that style too - very popular on ceramics, as I recall!

Sana Saroti sagde ...

That looks very pretty! I love the combination of teal and a mustardy yellow!

Fabraholic sagde ...

Didn't know you could buy things like that; what fun! Nice colours by the way :-)

Wendy sagde ...

What a great pattern! I'm sure my mum had some dishes with that pattern on, Pyrex dishes, love it!

Caillean sagde ...

Great pattern. And with your colour it looks really modern again. I guess everything comes back. :-)

Janine sagde ...

I agree with Caillean. It looks vey modern. It also looks very versatile I imagine it could suit all sorts of colour combinations.

Jess sagde ...

I really like that design! Gorgeous!

triniki sagde ...

QUÉ BONITO!!