Swedish Embroidery from my visit to Stockholm

I was lucky enough to visit my friend Lina in Stockholm last year and was amazed at the beautiful city with open spaces and water. While there I went to study the Folk art at the Nordiska museet where I spent a pleasant afternoon sketching and taking notes. 

Some of my favourite pieces included this appliqued bag with pom-poms.

Traditional white and red patterns and designs

And a piece with this woven bird on Using my sketches and photographs I worked on an embroidered wool design of flowers 

and an appliquéd and hand embroidered composition of iconic Swedish images including the flowers, birds, horse and hearts . 

I then made a winter seasonal bucket bag which I love. 

I enjoyed using the soft felts and bold colours I had bought in Stockholm and enhancing the design with a variety of hand stitches and beads. 

If you would like to learn more please get in touch . 

Helen 

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