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Swedish Embroidery Pattern


Swedish Embroidery Pattern

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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. For beautiful stitch definition and glowing color, use Studio Flax and Purl Soho's lovely Linen Embroidery Thread Sets, or pick up both products together with our Swedish Embroidery Pattern + Linen Thread Set. And one more tip, we recommend using a size 22 chenille needle for smooth sailing!

Product Details

To complete your own Swedish Embroidery Pattern, you will also need...

  • A Linen Embroidery Thread Set available in 9 colors. (Please Note: These Swedish Embroidery Patterns do not include thread.)
  • 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



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Linen Embroidery Thread In ROYGBIV

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Pick a Linen Embroidery Thread Set to stitch up your Swedish Embroidery Pattern. We used the ROYGBIV palette with the September Bloom pattern. To do the same, click Add To Basket or click here to see our full range of Thread Set colors!