Tulip Garden 7883
Unnamed artist for Nordiska, 1963
Originally a small cushion (circa 30x32 cm), Tulip 7883 is a fun pattern to embroider with a mix of seven simple stitches: stem stitch - chain stitch - satin stitch - lazy daisy, y-stitch - split stitch and couching stitch.
In this kit you will receive a printed sheet of beautiful linen, ca 50 x 50 cm, hand printed and hand cut in Sweden.
A stitch card showing Nordiska's 24 most common stitches, and 19 colours of linen thread together with a chenille needle.
For the new series of Nordiska Tulip 7883, we include a large copy of the hand drawn archive sample poster which shows the original colours and stitches. This poster was used both within the design studio, and in the Nordiska flagship store for customers to bring home when embroidering a kit. When the piece was finished, the customer would return the poster for the next customer to use. A little bit like a library, but with the materials produced and sold exclusively by Nordiska.
The linen colours we use today are different from what was available in the 1960’s, and this chart will help you decide where to use light and dark tones from your selected colours.
The colour/stitch instruction sheet is an exact copy of the 1963 original, we have not changed a thing. The colour chart instructed us how much yarn to add to the kit, and in the new series (2022) we have used 19 colours, just as the original.
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, especially if you enjoy improvising. Add a little sample thread to the poster or card, deciding which colour is nr 1, 2, 3 etc.
Then follow the drawing, or improvise as you like.