Pub: Search Press(UK)
From the award-winning embroiderer who introduced you to some of the world’s most exquisite forms of traditional embroidery, comes a new how-to guide full of colourful images and enticing projects to help you discover the beauty of Norwegian pattern darning. Pattern darning is a simple technique, and beginners through to experienced stitchers will find much to delight in this book.
In Yvette Stanton’s book Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway, you will
* explore where smøyg can be found in Norway and where it features on traditional clothing and textiles
* enjoy many photographs featuring historical examples of smøyg
* learn the stitches and techniques of smøyg with clear step-by-step instructions and detailed diagrams
* be inspired by 13 original projects, from small through to large, with a range of useful and beautiful applications.
* If you love colourful, geometric folk embroidery, this is the book for you.
Folk Art is a new passion of mine and I love embroidered pieces.
13 projects are beautifully worked and demonstrated in this wonderful craft book.
Hailed from Norway, Smoyg is a darning technique that not only is used as decoration, but is a way of telling which region you are from. This is a unique form of expression and men and women’s clothing are both ‘Smoyg’ed’
Belts, collars and hats are darned, using this method. Everyone can achieve this look, even if you have never picked up a sewing needle.
Smoyg is a running stitch,small stitches form incredible designs and what I really loved are the colours chosen to showcase the designs.
The projects include a needlecase and bookmarks, which are small, but the larger project of the shirt is just amazing. This is the perfect craft to upcycle any garment or to add pizzazz. It is truly beautiful and so eye catching.
There is a pattern sheet included in this book, and there is a very good guide to stitches and techniques. It is a very educational book and there is no reason why you would need need any other help.
I highly recommend this book for the complete beginner or the advanced Smoyg’er, it is well presented and the craft is photographed in stunning colour.
The historical references are well worth a read, it is very interesting. This is a fun craft and one that is worth mastering.
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