A paperback book produced by the Danish Handcraft Guild (Haandarbejdets Fremme/Danish Design). Gerda Bengtsson (1900-1995) was especially known for her botanical cross stitch designs of native plants, often species with practical uses or an importance in folklore. Cross Stitch Embroidery 1 contains designs for 6 doilies with flowers (dandelion, narrow leaved plantain, buttercup, daisy, anemone and hare's-foot clover); 1 bell-pull with blackcurrants; 1 cushion cover with wall-rue; 1 table cloth with fruit (hawthorn, sloes, rose hips, gooseberries, brambles and crab apples); 6 lunch mats (with lesser crane's bill, pansies, cowslip, cat's foot, ground ivy and lady's mantle); 6 doilies with fruit or trees (sloes, gooseberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants, sycamore and bay willow), as well as stitch and colour charts. All designs in the book can be executed with Clark's Anchor Stranded Cotton (2 strands).
Publisher: Haandarbejdets fremmes forlag. Cover protected with transparent film. Book plate on reverse of front cover. No other marks. Binding good. Fold out sheet at the end in colour; intact. Danish and English parallel texts.
A practical guide, suitable for anyone with an interest in embroidery, native plants or Scandinavian handcrafts.