Embroidered purse, koruommeltu pikkukaukku

This is a purse I sent to a dear friend for a birthday present after she moved back to her home country. The frame is a little battered (sorry C!) since I didn´t have the right tools at the country.  I used some left over mauve linen and chose some embroidery cotton that would make… Continue reading Embroidered purse, koruommeltu pikkukaukku

Crocheted squares, virkattuja neliöitä

This is an absolutely charming book! It features some jems of the antique lace collection of Japanese lace enthusiast Mitsuko Fukuoka. She accumulated her lace collection during the many years she lived in France, and the patterns have been beautifully adapted into charming purses and shawls etc. * Tämä on aivan hurmaava kirja - nimensä… Continue reading Crocheted squares, virkattuja neliöitä

Little doilies, pieniä pitsiliinoja

I practiced different Hedebo techniques on this small doily which measures about 15x15 cm. For material I cut a piece of the fine old sheet that I used for the whitework tea cosy. I didn't have linen thread at hand so I used a No. 10 cotton. The cotton seems to work well on the satin… Continue reading Little doilies, pieniä pitsiliinoja

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

Serviette monograms, lautasliinojen nimikointia

We've been using linen serviettes in my household now for several years. There is the bother of washing and ironing them from time to time but they add a nice touch of luxury to everyday life. This is the second set of monogrammed napkins I've made, this time for a young lady's 30th birthday. The… Continue reading Serviette monograms, lautasliinojen nimikointia

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

Souvenirs from France, tuliaisia Ranskasta

An overwhealming fragrance of lavender fills the room when I open my suitcase after our yearly trip to France. Throughout the year I'm reminded of our summer holidays as the lavender continues to perfume our home in small bouquets around the house and specially made lavender pouches between the linen and in wardrobes. The little… Continue reading Souvenirs from France, tuliaisia Ranskasta

Embroidered serviette rings, lautasliinarenkaat

I saw serviette rings made this way in a restaurant a couple of years ago. They were plain linen with a similar pretty button. Easy to make and personify with a simple embroidered monogram. For guests any embroidered ornament would do the trick. Idean näihin helppoihin lautasliinarenkaisiin sain eräästä ravintolasta. Yksinkertaisiin pellavakaitaleisiin lisäsin pienellä ristipistolla… Continue reading Embroidered serviette rings, lautasliinarenkaat