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Natural Linen Nordiska Sunflower (1964) Panel Kit
Natural Linen Nordiska Sunflower (1964) Panel Kit
Natural Linen Nordiska Sunflower (1964) Panel Kit
Natural Linen Nordiska Sunflower (1964) Panel Kit
Natural Linen Nordiska Sunflower (1964) Panel Kit
Natural Linen Nordiska Sunflower (1964) Panel Kit

Natural Linen Nordiska Sunflower (1964) Panel Kit

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*Panel kit, without backing

Nordiska of Gothenburg, 1964

Designer: Ingegerd Hyltén-Cavallius 

Original name: Blommor och Blader 8527 (Sunflowers 8527)
Original colour: Soft brown with orange, yellow, green, brown and pink linen threads. 

Sunflowers 8527 was designed by Ingegerd Hyltén-Cavallius in 1964, 
the first design by talented life long artist Ingegerd that we bring out from the Nordiska archive.

In the 60's, Sunflowers was a kit for a small cushion, sold in Scandinavia, London and in the USA. 

In our contemporary reprint, we kept the Sunflower pattern exacly the same as in the 60's, only printed on a larger piece of linen to allow for today's cushion sizes. 


This kit includes:

- 100% linen fabric, 50 x 60 cm. 

The linen is hand cut and hand printed in Sweden. 

- A set of linen threads in 7 colours. The double skeins in the photograph are for the leaves and flowers. 

- A handy stitch card with the 24 common Nordiska stitches of the 50's and 60's

- A chenille needle size 22. 

- A very rare, complete sheet of the original stitch chart,  just under A3 size. 

The colour/stitch instruction sheet is an exact copy of the 1964 original, we have not changed a thing. The colour chart instructed us how much yarn to add to the kit, and we have three yellows and two greens, just as the original. The two single skeins are for the smaller details. 

Please choose where you like to add your light and dark shades of the yellow and greens, to make your own personal best version of Ingegerd's lovely Sunflowers. 

The stitch to use is clearly marked out in the drawing as you can see here in the listing. Chain stitch is drawn as a chain stitch etc.
Make the stitches long or short depending on your own preferences. 

A beginner can easily embroider this kit if they like improvising, 
the long stitches used for the leaves and petals can be a great way to practise your embroidery. 

The photos in this listing shows the contemporary cushion, the threads included, and the last picture is an original 1964 cushion found at an auction house in Sweden.