Category Archives: Grandma

More Swedish Weaving

As I mentioned in my last post about swedish weaving, my grandma makes afghans with it. In fact, she made a whole lot of them (at least twenty, maybe more). I thought I’d show photos of a few of them … Continue reading

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Crewel embroidery pillow

This crewel pillow was made by my great-grandmother. The dominant colors are shades of pink and green, plus brown. There are spots of yellow acting as an accent color. It’s an effective color scheme. The satin stitching is really pretty … Continue reading

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Candlewicking pillow

My grandma made this candlewicking pillow about 25 years ago. It’s a little hard to photograph since candlewicking is traditionally white-on-white, but the closeup photo is a little easier to see. The design shows a girl holding a bouquet. The … Continue reading

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Hardanger Table Runner, 1910

I’ve been visiting my grandparents, so I have photos of more treasures to show you! My great-great-great-grandmother made this hardanger table runner in 1910. It’s a hundred years old! Here it is lying flat: I couldn’t get the camera to … Continue reading

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Flowerpot Tablecloth

My grandma gave me this tablecloth. Usually when I see embroidered tablecloths, I think to myself “Wow, that is huge and way too much work!” But this one is bright and fun and uses 6 strands of floss, so something … Continue reading

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1895 Wedding Handkerchief

All the news this morning seems to be obsessed with the British Royal wedding, so I’m going to continue the theme with photos of my great-great grandmother’s 1895 wedding handkerchief. Isn’t it incredible? Advertisements

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Swedish weaving/huck embroidery

I’ll be showing this form of embroidery in two very different materials: one is a sampler I stitched with embroidery floss on huck cloth/popcorn fabric, and one is an afghan my grandmother stitched in yarn on monk’s cloth. For each … Continue reading

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