Crazy Quilt 1
The description card reads, "Crazy Quilt 1883-1893 Silk, cotton, wool, and linen, pieced and embroidered with silk and cotton threads Crazy quilts, which emerged after 1850, were usually composed of small, irregular-shaped fragments of silk, wool, and other fragments pieced together. The seams were then embroidered using a variety of stitches. They acquired the name “crazy quilts” because of the strong colors and busy, confusing nature of their designs, typical of Victorian taste."
dala horse mittens and a baby sweater
Before we left for Madden's I decided I had to knit these mittens while we there. I worked on them all week, usually while sitting in a be...
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Kattuner: Kulla Red
Kulla This cotton print is still today associated with a number of famous Swedish folk costumes. The originals we used for the reproduction are a girl’s bonnet on red ground from Bjuråker, Hälsingland, owned by Skansens Klädkammare – the Costume department of the open air ethnografical museum in Stockholm, and a bonnet and apron on white ground from Mockfjärd, Dalecarlia in a private collection.