Birds in Tree kit includes: 1960's Nordiska print on contemporary linen, measuring approx 38 x 38cm, 1 skein of curated 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 second describes the 24 common stitches used by Nordiska in their kits.
The card enclosed shows the drawing made prior to production and does not include instructions to make finished work into an eyeglass case, we invite you to improvise with thread colours and stitches.
Birds in Tree by Ingrid Bjernefors Dahlman for Nordiska 1960's
This design is from Nordiska, a Swedish embroidery company founded in 1879. Nordiska flourished for almost a century then left behind with it's complete archive in an old linen factory store room. Near two thousand hand drawn patterns from 1960 - 1969 were recently discovered and documented.
Ingrid's Birds in Tree was originally printed on green 'Moralinne' a heavier weight fabric no longer in production and was intended that this design would be made into an eyeglass case.