Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Two books

The first book is called Pictorial weavings from the viking age by Sofie Krafft. In the book you can find drawings and patterns of textiles from the Oseberg vikingship. This ship was found in a large burial mound in Oseberg, Norway in early 1900's. If you want to read more about this find than you can do that here.

The second book is called Twelve British embroiderers by Diana Springall. The fun thing is that it is a English-Japanse book which I found in the Danish library and read by me, the Dutch girl. This made me smile but the book has also very interesting examples of embroidery.

There is one small problem though, I found some lovely stitches but the explanation is in Japanese and so I don't know their names. Made a collage of these stitches and if you know any of their names you are more than welcome to share!

That's all for now.



Maggi said...

Great books and a very interesting link.

Trishaj said...


The stitches are, from left to right, Crested Chain stitch, Velvet stitch, which is a canvas work stitch, Spoke stitch , which is a pulled thread stitch and Rosette chain stitch. I have the Embroidery Stitch Bible by Betty Barden which is excellent for describing and illustrating stitches. hope this helps Trisha x

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Very special stitches - and wow! - you even got the English names for them now! Chapeau for this club of specialists! I'm sure you will make something beautiful with them, dear Elizabeth!

Pursuing Art... said...

You have found yourself two lovely books. I know you will make something lovely with those different stitches. :)