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An Icelandic Christmas Sewing Set
This sewing set embroidered with Icelandic traditional motifs is mounted over a lined Skirtex panel and then glued to a wooden blackboard. This lovely set has a pocket for scissors, a small pincushion, a ribbon loop for the spool, two metal rings for the threads and a magnetic needle minder. It is stitched with silk threads from Gloriana Threads over natural linen from Fratelli Graziano, Italy.
This model has been inspired by the wonderful book “IslensK sjónabók – Ornaments and Patterns found in Iceland”, of Birna Geirfinnsdóttir, published by Heimilisiðnaðarfélag Íslands (The Icelandic Handicraft Association). I had the permission to reproduce the motifs of this book and I am very grateful for this. The book itself is a wonderful publication with translation in English and it is a huge encyclopedia of motifs from Iceland.
The Iceland Handicrafts Association is a vibrant group who preserves the National Icelandic Costumes from around 1800 onward. A limited number of extant costumes and photographs have been used to research the embroidery, clothing styles and fabrics. The community recreates the costumes, embroidery and jewelry as part of maintaining the cultural heritage. There is a small shop (really a room) in the building.
Called " Þjónustudeild", The Iceland Handicrafts Association is located at:
110 Reykjavik Iceland
telefono: +354 551 5500
Fabric: one 12.5 x 8 in (32x20 cm) piece of Emiane Natural linen (28 ct / 11 fili) Fratelli Graziano.
Threads: one skein of hand-dyed Florimell Silk floss #220 Cinnabar by Gloriana Threads
Chartpack includes one 8 x 8 5/8 in (20x22 cm) piece of finishing fabric, complete stitching and finishing instructions, conversions for DMC cotton threads
Wooden blackboard available from us
Stitches: Cross Stitch
Price: €/$ 14