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Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway book

Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway

Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway

By Yvette Stanton

DUE FOR RELEASE IN AUSTRALIA IN JUNE 2018. ORDER YOUR COPY NOW!

From the award-winning embroiderer who introduced you to some of the world’s most exquisite forms of traditional embroidery, comes a 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 counted embroidery technique using basic running stitch, and beginners through to experienced stitchers will find much to delight in this book. My books sometimes are on quite complicated styles of embroidery. This one is not! It's all about running stitch, the most simple of stitches.

I first saw smøyg while researching my book on early-style Hardanger embroidery. Hardanger is the main embroidery featured on the Hardanger bunad (or folk dress). Smøyg is one of the styles of embroidery featured on bunads from Telemark. However, as I researched further, I found it in more and more places, and on more and more textiles. And so began a journey into a new world of colourful counted running stitch, of which I have loved every minute!

I travelled to Norway again, to this time research smøyg, and was enthusiastically received by museum curators and smøyg stitchers alike. Smøyg is used on folk dress, which Norwegians still wear for special occasions, and until now there has been no book published specifically on smøyg. This is a book that many have been waiting for!

Join me as you journey into a new world of beautiful Norwegian embroidery.

Note: When the book is released we will be stocking the smoyg supplies required to make this style of embroidery.

The benefits of 'Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway'
Inside 'Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway'
About Yvette Stanton
Reader testimonials
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'Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway' at a glance

The Benefits of 'Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway'

Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway will help you to

  • explore where smøyg is found in Norway and how it features on the 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 and create 13 original projects, from small through to large, with a range of useful and beautiful applications.

Inside 'Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway'

Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway has 104 full colour pages and a pattern sheet.

  • Introductory information details the different types of smøyg, where smøyg is found geographically and how it is used on various items of clothing and textiles. There are many photographs of historical examples, and information about the motifs, equipment and materials used.
  • The Projects chapter has 13 beautiful projects including small projects through to larger projects. Included are the following projects:

    • jewellery bag
    • needlecase
    • table runner
    • long pendant
    • band sampler
    • bookmarks
    • hanging ornament
    • table centre
    • round pendant
    • cushion
    • shirt with smøyg collar
    • framed square
    • scissor keep with mini needle book.

    Whether you're an absolute beginner or are wanting more of a challenge, there is something here for you.
  • The Stitches and techniques chapter is packed with detailed stitch instructions. Each stitch is taught in fully diagrammed, step-by-step format, with instructions for both left- and right-handed embroiderers. Clear diagrams and or photographs to help you see exactly how to work the stitch or technique, and concise written instructions explain each step.
  • An appendix and full index complete the book.

Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway provides all the information you need about beautiful Norwegian-style pattern darning. Its clear instructions with hundreds of helpful diagrams mean that you will be able to take yourself through a thorough course on this style of embroidery, within the comfort of your own home. Your new skills enable you to make your own examples of this style of embroidery, using the projects included in the book.

About Yvette Stanton

Yvette Stanton is a respected needlework teacher and author of needlework books. She particularly loves whitework, counted embroidery and playing with embroidery stitches. Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway is Yvette's ninth book, and her third on Norwegian embroidery.

To research the book, Yvette visited a number of museums in Norway. She would like to acknowledge the kind and knowledgable assistance of Kari-Anne Pedersen, Curator of Costumes and Textiles at Norsk Folkemuseum, Olso; Agnete Sivertsen, Director of Hardanger Folk Museum, Utne; and Kari Bjercke, curator at Telemark Museum, Skien, during her research. Yvette also met with an enthusiastic group of embroiderers at Husfliden in Skien, Telemark. In addition, the information on www.digitaltmuseum.no proved invaluable.

Reader testimonials

Pre-publication reviews:

"Smøyg is an old embroidery technique dating back at least to the Vikings. It is called pattern darning in English. This book details the history of the technique, and also describes how the techniques were used on different textile pieces and clothing. There are few written sources describing smøyg, and this book is going to bring joy to many Norwegian embroiderers, who have been looking for material on this technique. It is still used in the traditional local clothing, or bunads, that are used for special occasions.
Yvette Stanton has done an impressive job with researching this technique, and presenting her finds in an admirable way. She sorts and defines different aspects of the technique and patterns. She outlines possible projects using smøyg, in addition to instructive explanations of the different stitches. A book to enjoy and learn from, answering most questions that can arise concerning smøyg. Thank you Yvette, for making such a stupendous book!" —Kari-Anne Pedersen, Curator of Costumes and Textiles, Norsk Folkemuseum, Oslo, Norway.

"Finally, a long awaited book about the embroidery technique, smøyg. It is both a beautiful and educational 'step by step' book. In addition to showing a number of examples of garment types where the smøyg technique has been used, and is still used, in Norway, the book also contains a lot of patterns and illustrations to use in both bunads and other textile works.
The illustrations are very easy to follow. In the last part of the book Yvette shows a lot of examples using different fabrics, embroidery yarns and needles for the same pattern. This is also very useful information.
If you have not embroidered smøyg before, you will want to read this book!" —Heidi Fossnes, author of ‘Bunad’ magazine, Norway.

"I’m so excited to see Yvette’s newest addition to her ever-growing collection of excellent instructional and project books! Smøyg, a traditional technique hailing from Norway, is sure to appeal to needleworkers around the globe who love historical techniques, folk embroidery, colorful stitchery, and counted work. As always, Yvette’s approach to instruction is clear, concise, and easy to follow, making the array of gorgeous projects in this latest volume accessible to beginners and beyond. Beautiful techniques, great history, fun projects, and thorough instruction – what more could any stitcher want?" —Mary Corbet, www.needlenthread.com

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'Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway' at a glance

Smøyg - Pattern Darning from Norway
Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway by Yvette Stanton
  • 104 full-colour pages
  • pattern sheet
  • Paperback
  • 195 x 275 mm
  • 600+ full colour photos and diagrams
  • Published June 2018
  • ISBN 978-0-9757677-8-8
With Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway you will be able to make your own Norwegian-style pattern darning heirlooms. Purchase your copy today!
 
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PLEASE NOTE: This book will not be shipped until its publication in mid June 2018.
All prices are in Australian dollars and include shipping.
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All prices are in Australian dollars and include shipping.
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