Hedebo embroidery/kirjontaa

This is Hedebo embroidery. It's a type of whitework which has it's origins in the Danish countryside and is quite identifiable thanks to its distinct motifs. You can read more about the history of Hedebo on this website. Inspired by some wonderful heirlooms I tried out this technique on some linen serviettes. * Tämä on… Continue reading Hedebo embroidery/kirjontaa

Whitework tea cosy, valkokirjontapannumyssy vanhan mallin mukaan

This week-end  is Shrove Sunday. The Finnish tradition calls for a brisk day out sledding, skiing, skating or just getting your cheeks red.  After that you can enjoy "pulla" the Finnish bun, one specifically filled with loads of whipped cream and either marzipan or jam. We'll be inaugurating the new tea cosy which I've just… Continue reading Whitework tea cosy, valkokirjontapannumyssy vanhan mallin mukaan

White work embroidery, leikekirjonta pannumyssy

Sometimes you get a book - or a piece of needlework in your hands that you just don't want to put down. Well, that's what happened with this cutwork embroidery tea cosy. It was supposed to be an idle doodle to carry on with when there was nothing else going on but as it turned… Continue reading White work embroidery, leikekirjonta pannumyssy

Old handkerchief lace, vanhaa nenäliinapitsiä

I love old linen! These are some of the beautiful pieces that I've inherited. Each handkerchief has been decorated with a different type of lace, all with really thin thread and worked with very skillful hands. The round little doily adorned a jam jar that I was given many years ago and has a slightly… Continue reading Old handkerchief lace, vanhaa nenäliinapitsiä

Reflector lace, pitsiheijastimia

A good reflector is a very important "safety device" that should be attached to everyones clothes, bags etc. during the dark months of autumn and winter. These have been made out of the same reflective thread that I used a year ago (link here). * Ohuesta heijastinlangasta virkattuja ja käpyiltyjä heijastinkoristeita kiinnitettäviksi talvitakkeihin ja laukkuihin.… Continue reading Reflector lace, pitsiheijastimia

Tatted doily, käpypitsiliina

After about six months of on and off tatting I just finished my first tatted doily 🙂  I found the pattern on Pinterest, can't find the origin though since it's only a picture. The second row looks like Mary Koniors "Spinning Wheel" so maybe it is one of her patterns? I'll have to get her… Continue reading Tatted doily, käpypitsiliina

Tatted and crocheted earrings, korvikset käpypitsistä ja virkkaamalla

Inspired by a Japanese artist Miho Fujita who makes fabulous intricate jewellery with a tiny crochet hook I tried crocheting and tatting these earrings with my tatting thread. On the right my tatted version with a four petal flower motif and on the left my try of Miho Fujita's tiny circle chains. My tatted earrings… Continue reading Tatted and crocheted earrings, korvikset käpypitsistä ja virkkaamalla

Lace tablecloth, pitsipöytäliina

The elaborate lace in this old book has once adorned the sheet of some noblewoman. The pattern I found for the crocheted tablecloth is nearly the same with the crocheted bands forming an intriguing trellis between the rounds. This is one work I dug out of the unfinished objects' basket and finally sewed together. *… Continue reading Lace tablecloth, pitsipöytäliina

Tatted edging tutorial, käpyilty reunapitsiohje

Working through the steps for this tatted lace edging from my previous post 🙂 This is the pattern: Ring 3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3, chain 5-5-5-5-5-5-5, turn work, join to the 4th picot of the ring, chain 5-5. Repeat, joining the first picot of the longer chain to the last picot of the previous long chain. Finish with a… Continue reading Tatted edging tutorial, käpyilty reunapitsiohje

Old tatted lace remade, vanhoja käpypitsejä

Here are some of the beautiful old lace borders I "inherited" from my godmother (see previous post), all made with one shuttle. Tässä on osa yhdellä sukkulalla tehdyistä vanhoista käpypitseistä mitkä sain kummitädiltäni lahjaksi (katso edellinen postaus). Rakenteeltaan ne ovat hyvin yksinkertaisia, mutta aivan hurmaavia! Alimmainen on ohuinta pitsiä, josta näkyy kuvassa kaksi kerrosta. Se… Continue reading Old tatted lace remade, vanhoja käpypitsejä