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« on: September 09, 2012 03:48:41 AM »

I wanted to learn oldfashioned Swedish wool embroidery, and at the same time I suspected my dear friend S was about to get married. Why start with something easy? I bought black wool and drew the pattern with inspiration from old wedding pillows from southern Sweden. The wreath is the size of a regular dinner plate (I know because I used one to draw it) I was about halfway done  when i got the wedding invitation! Sewing the pillow together was scary but it worked out nicely. The wonky-looing corner in thes picture is actually straight. I made an opening in the back in case they need to take the pillow out, but i forgot to take a picture of the back.


The pillow was a huge hit at the wedding!

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Having trouble uploading the close up of the birds, but you can get a pretty good look at them in the first picture.
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2012 04:47:40 AM »

Stunning. So much work too. What a lovely wedding present.
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2012 06:52:23 AM »

That is beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2012 07:02:11 AM »

This is beautiful. What a lovely wedding gift.
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2012 07:13:37 AM »

This is absolutely gorgeous. I wish I had some more crafty friends that could pull this off before my wedding next month Wink Your friend is so lucky to be receiving this. I love all the different flowers and leaves, and the birds are adorable.
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2012 10:52:43 AM »

You did an amazing job!
This would be such a great gift to get.
Knowing that your friend put all this time and dedication into this present especially for you is priceless.
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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2012 03:31:29 AM »

Your embroidery is stunning!
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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2012 06:09:25 AM »

Absolutely beautiful!!! love, love, love it!!!!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2012 04:45:24 AM »

Gorgeous work, such a lovely range of stitches, and your colours look great on the black. I hope your friends loved it.
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