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Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway book

Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway

Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway

By Yvette Stanton

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.

We are now stocking supplies packs for the projects in the book.

The benefits of 'Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway'
Inside 'Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway'
About Yvette Stanton
Reader testimonials
Purchase 'Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway
Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway' at a glance
Smøyg project supplies pack and supplies

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!

Smøyg project supplies packs and supplies

We stock supplies packs for the projects in "Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway". Please note that these are supplies packs only, and do not contain the project instructions. The project instructions are found in the book, so you will need a copy of the book to make the project.

From time to time some components of these kits go out of stock, while we wait for them from our supplier. If this is the case for your chosen supplies pack we will let you know the likely wait time. We apologise for the inconvenience. We are still training our supplier in which products we need for the projects in this book!

Where some components become unavailable, we reserve the right to substitute a close match of equal quality.

Smoyg jewellery bag
Smøyg jewellery bag supplies pack

Includes 50ct linen, silk, linen thread, ribbon, needle.

Does not contain instructions. Supplies only. Instructions are found in "Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway" by Yvette Stanton.

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Smoyg needlecase
Smøyg needlecase supplies pack

Includes 40ct linen, wools, silk, backing fabric, doctors flannel, chenille, button, needles.

Does not contain instructions. Supplies only. Instructions are found in "Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway" by Yvette Stanton.

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Smoyg table runner
Smøyg table runner supplies pack

Includes 28ct linen banding, needle. Does not contain wools.

Does not contain instructions. Supplies only. Instructions are found in "Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway" by Yvette Stanton.

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Smoyg espresso pendant
Smøyg espresso pendant supplies pack

Includes 50ct linen, overdyed silk, pendant tray, chain, adhesive, mounting board, lacing thread, needle.

Does not contain instructions. Supplies only. Instructions are found in "Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway" by Yvette Stanton.

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Smoyg band sampler
Smøyg band sampler supplies pack

Includes 34ct linen, wools, silks, teabag, storage box, needles.

Does not contain instructions. Supplies only. Instructions are found in "Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway" by Yvette Stanton.

We also stock bell pull hangers and laying tools for this project.

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Smoyg misti bookmark
Smøyg gumnuts bookmark supplies pack

Includes 28ct linen banding, Gumnut yarns wool, stranded floss, needle.

Does not contain instructions. Supplies only. Instructions are found in "Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway" by Yvette Stanton.

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Smoyg misti bookmark
Smøyg red misti bookmark supplies pack

Includes 28ct linen banding, Misti alpaca yarn, stranded floss, needle.

Does not contain instructions. Supplies only. Instructions are found in "Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway" by Yvette Stanton.

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Smoyg misti bookmark
Smøyg purple misti bookmark supplies pack

Includes 28ct linen banding, Misti alpaca yarn, stranded floss, needle.

Does not contain instructions. Supplies only. Instructions are found in "Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway" by Yvette Stanton.

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Smoyg misti bookmark
Smøyg green misti bookmark supplies pack

Includes 28ct linen banding, Misti alpaca yarn, stranded floss, needle.

Does not contain instructions. Supplies only. Instructions are found in "Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway" by Yvette Stanton.

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Smoyg hanging ornament
Smøyg hanging ornament supplies pack

Includes 40ct linen, silks, chenille, ribbon, mounting boards, wadding, backing fabric, lacing thread, needles.

Does not contain instructions. Supplies only. Instructions are found in "Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway" by Yvette Stanton.

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Smoyg table centre
Smøyg table centre supplies pack

Includes 40ct linen, silk, needle.

Does not contain instructions. Supplies only. Instructions are found in "Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway" by Yvette Stanton.

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Smoyg poppy pendant
Smøyg poppy pendant supplies pack

Includes 40ct linen, silk, pendant tray, chain, adhesive, mounting board, lacing thread, needle.

Does not contain instructions. Supplies only. Instructions are found in "Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway" by Yvette Stanton.

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Smoyg cushion
Smøyg cushion supplies pack

Includes 34ct linen, wools, needle.

Does not contain instructions. Supplies for embroidered panel only. Instructions are found in "Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway" by Yvette Stanton.

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Smoyg shirt collar
Smøyg shirt collar supplies pack

Includes 40ct linen, wools, needles.

Does not contain instructions. Supplies for collar only. Instructions are found in "Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway" by Yvette Stanton.

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Smoyg framed square
Smøyg framed square supplies pack

Includes 28ct linen, silks, needles.

Does not contain instructions. Supplies only. Instructions are found in "Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway" by Yvette Stanton.

We also stock laying tools for this project.

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Smoyg scissor keep
Smøyg scissor keep supplies pack

Includes 40ct linen, wools, doctors flannel, elastic, button, needles.

Does not contain instructions. Supplies only. Instructions are found in "Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway" by Yvette Stanton.

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Shay Pendray's Best Laying Tool
Shay Pendray's Best Laying Tool (BLT)

The Best Laying Tool is a sharp-pointed laying tool. The end you hold has flat sides meaning it won't roll off the table. It comes with its own storage tube for safe keeping.

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bell pull hangers
12cm bell pull hangers

Brass bell pull hangers for the smøyg band sampler.

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