Linneaus - Designed by Ingrid Bjernefors-Dahlman for Nordiska of Gothenburg, 1964
Kit contains 1960's Nordiska print on contemporary linen, measuring 50 x 50 cm, 10 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.
This embroidery kit requires improvising, the original 1960's pattern chart for this kit has not been found.
The Swedish embroidery company Nordiska/NIAB was founded in 1879 and designed patterns for over 100 years. Near two thousand hand drawn patterns from 1960 - 1969 were recently documented.
When first published, the original 60's design was printed onto cream wool fabric. So far, the original pattern chart for this kit has not been found, and you will need to decide where to add the colours and stitches.