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Scandinavian folk patterns for counted thread embroidery, by Claudia Riiff Finseth, 1987 edition

£19.99

Product description

An introduction into the world of Nordic folklore and tradition of needleworkers.
A comprehensive discussion of mythology and the folk history of narrative textiles in Scandinavia.
Fifty eight strikingly original counted thread designs created by the author.
Nordic history and culture come to life for modern embroiderers through the authors imaginative adaption of traditional themes, uses, colours and designs. Classic decorations are featured, that once adorned Norwegian, Swedish and Danish homes: bellpulls, table runners, wall hangings samplers and Christmas decorations.
Divided into five collections, each with varying skill levels and imaginations, each centred around a traditional motif:

1) Homestead- featuring ancestral farms and fjords;
2) Snowflake- celebrating such Northern symbols as snow and reindeer.
3)Bits of Christmas- inspiring stockings and tree decorations;
4) Folk Costumes- featuring dolls in native costumes from five costumes from five countries;
5) Folklore- where the Snow Queen, the Wonderful Adventurers of Nils and symbols from other literary sagas are remembered in thread.

With thorough instructions for basic stitches, techniques and materials and rendered patterns for each design. Fifty-eight designs featured in colour photographs.

Item details

Author(s):
Claudia Riiff Finseth
Condition:
New
Dimensions:
28cm*21.5cm*1.5cm
Edition:
1987
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0931397200
ISBN-13:
9780931397202
Number of pages:
182
Publisher:
Pacific Search Press
Title:
Scandinavian Folk Patterns for Counted Thread Embroidery,

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An introduction into the world of Nordic folklore and tradition of needleworkers.
A comprehensive discussion of mythology and the folk history of narrative textiles in Scandinavia.
Fifty eight strikingly original counted thread designs created by the author.
Nordic history and culture come to life for modern embroiderers through the authors imaginative adaption of traditional themes, uses, colours and designs. Classic decorations are featured, that once adorned Norwegian, Swedish and Danish homes: bellpulls, table runners, wall hangings samplers and Christmas decorations.
Divided into five collections, each with varying skill levels and imaginations, each centred around a traditional motif:

1) Homestead- featuring ancestral farms and fjords;
2) Snowflake- celebrating such Northern symbols as snow and reindeer.
3)Bits of Christmas- inspiring stockings and tree decorations;
4) Folk Costumes- featuring dolls in native costumes from five costumes from five countries;
5) Folklore- where the Snow Queen, the Wonderful Adventurers of Nils and symbols from other literary sagas are remembered in thread.

With thorough instructions for basic stitches, techniques and materials and rendered patterns for each design. Fifty-eight designs featured in colour photographs.

Author(s):
Claudia Riiff Finseth
Condition:
New
Dimensions:
28cm*21.5cm*1.5cm
Edition:
1987
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0931397200
ISBN-13:
9780931397202
Number of pages:
182
Publisher:
Pacific Search Press
Title:
Scandinavian Folk Patterns for Counted Thread Embroidery,

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