Kit contains 1960's Nordiska print on contemporary linen, measuring approx 50 x 50cm, 7 x 14m skiens of linen threads. Two printed cards are included: one card with a photograph of the original artwork, an English translation of stitches used, and a brief history of its origins. The other card describes the 24 common stitches used by Nordiska in their kits.
The Swedish embroidery company Nordiska was founded in 1879 and continued to design patterns for over 100 years. Their archive was recently unearthed to reveal thousands of embroidery patterns for all seasons.
Leaves was originally printed on heavy linen which is no longer in production, and it was intended that this design would be made into a cushion. In our contemporary kit, the Leaves pattern is hand printed in a textile workshop not far from the archive and linen threads dyed in Sweden just as it was in the 60's
The kit comes with the initial pattern instructions for the design however we invite you to improvise with colours and stitches.