Included in this kit:
- A hand printed linen panel, approximately 50x50 cm
- 7 shades of linen threads, ten skeins in total
- A card with a photograph of the original artwork from the Nordiska Archive, an English translation of stitches used, and a brief history of its origins.
- A handy stitch card which describes the 24 common stitches used by Nordiska in their kits, also an exact copy of the 60’s version, typo and all.
- A chenille needle size 22.
- From December 2021, we also include a poster print of the Acorn archive original, 25 x 28 cm large.
Acorn was drawn and painted around 1966-67 by an unnamed artist in the design studio of Nordiska in Gothenburg, Sweden.
In 1970, it was presented in the catalogue of The Needlewoman Shop on Regent Street in London, Nordiska’s flagship store out of Scandinavia.
We have not yet found the instructional sheet for this kit, but we do have the original catalogues and drawings and with these we have reproduced this beautiful 1960s design.
This embroidery kit involves a little bit of improvising, as we don’t have the exact instructions for it. You can see the numbers on the main card and follow the shades of dark and light of the original. From Autumn 2020 we have changed the thread set so that 7 colours are included, just as the original.
Linen embroidery always looks better if it is not washed. In the 60’s dry cleaning was recommended as you can see on the last image. The print itself is a screen print with permanent colour, so you will need to embroider over the lines.
If you would like to purchase a back panel to make a cushion, please see our fabric selection, or send an email if your colour of choice is not available. You can also use tweed, vintage linen, or any similar fabric.
We hope you will love to embroider this kit, and we would love to hear from anyone who remembers this kit from the 60’s and 70’s!