Dressing up for the 17th century, 1600-luvun vaatteissa.

Here's my son and his girlfriend posing in their 17th century re-enactment gear 🙂 Both have hand sewn their outfits themselves, out of wool and linen cloth with unbleached linen thread and using the patterns and methods of that era. The coif or cap and my son's cuffs and collar are my contribution. (See reference… Continue reading Dressing up for the 17th century, 1600-luvun vaatteissa.

More reticella practice,lisää harjoituksia

A new try of reticella with slighly bigger squares of around 2 cm each. Just about the right size for my son's historic collar. * Uusia reticella kokeiluja vähän isommilla ruuduilla. Reilun 2 cm kokoisina ne ovat suunnilleen sopivia historialliseen kaulukseen jota suunnittelen pojalleni. Here's my sampler onto which I'm outlining a little square doily… Continue reading More reticella practice,lisää harjoituksia

Reticella practice/harjoituksia

I've started my reticella practice with the help of the new books I ordered from Italy. The author Giuliana Buonpadre is a distinguished teacher and reviver of old needlework techniques. She has a beautiful website called Filofilò. * Tilasin Italiasta käsityökirjoja niiden kirjoittajan Giuliana Buonpadren nettisivujen kautta. Hän on arvostettu vanhojen käsityötekniikoiden opettaja ja uudistaja. Il… Continue reading Reticella practice/harjoituksia

Tutorial for easy needle lace, ohjeet helppoon ommeltuun pitsiin

Ommeltu pitsi on vanhimpia länsimaissa tunnettuja pitsintekotapoja. Tässä selostus siitä miten 1600-luvun tyylisien kalvosimien pitsi valmistui. * A tutorial to explain the technique I used to make the needle lace for the 17th century style cuffs. The text is in Finnish - sorry - but you can follow the pictures to get the gist of… Continue reading Tutorial for easy needle lace, ohjeet helppoon ommeltuun pitsiin

17th century cuffs, 1600-luvun kalvosimet

The cuffs for my son's 17th century outfit are ready. That was the easy part. Next I'll be making him a reticella collar - a huge project compared to these cuffs! The cuffs are made of thin linen. First I finished the edges with a rolled hem and then sewed the needle lace straight onto… Continue reading 17th century cuffs, 1600-luvun kalvosimet

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

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