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Swedish Embroidery Pattern + Linen Thread Set


Swedish Embroidery Pattern + Linen Thread Set

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These Swedish Embroidery Patterns are so gorgeous, even if you've never embroidered, you're going to be inspired to start! Originally designed by the classic Swedish needlework supplier, Nordiska, these reprints of their 1960s designs look as fresh now as they did then, a little bit quirky, expertly rendered, and totally beautiful! Created in a collaboration between Nordiska's archive, Studio Flax, and Purl Soho, each design starts with a hand drawn image that is used to hand screenprint onto 100% linen fabric (whose natural color may vary slightly)... No machines or computers here! Every pattern comes with a pamphlet that shows color placement and includes a list of the stitches used.

Also from Studio Flax and Purl Soho, the accompanying Linen Embroidery Thread Set includes ten 15-yard skeins in ten colors. A beautiful replication of the vintage threads and colors originally created by Nordiska, this 100% linen thread creates lovely stitch definition in colors that absolutely glow! For best results, we recommend using a size 22 chenille needle and 15-20 inch lengths of thread. As you get to the end of each length, giving it a little twist or rubbing it with some beeswax will help keep the thread nice and smooth.



Product Details

To complete your Swedish Embroidery Thread Set + Pattern Bundle, you will also need...

  • An embroidery hoop (Please Note: A 4- or 6-inch hoop is perfect for stitching, and for displaying, most designs fit in a 14-inch one [September Bloom requires a 17-inch hoop, which we, unfortunately, don't carry at this time, and the Meadow design would be best stretched on a frame!])
  • A chenille needle
  • A pair of embroidery scissors


Size Of Linen: Approximately 20 x 20 inches


Size Of Finished Patterns

  • Blue Blossoms: 12 x 9.5 inches
  • Coronet: 10.5 x 10.5 inches
  • Early Birds: 10.5 x 12.5 inches
  • May Flowers: 10 x 10 inches
  • Meadow: 15 x 11.25 inches
  • September Bloom: 11 x 11 inches
  • Sprigs: 11 x 11 inches
  • Tulipwood: 9.5 x 10 inches

Frank Edmunds

6-inch Embroidery Hoop

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We recommend using Frank Edmunds Embroidery Hoops with our embroidery patterns! Click here to see our full range of hoop sizes, or click Add To Basket to purchase the 6-inch hoop for your project!