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Smøyg by Yvette Stanton

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 09 July 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217107
  • Stock: 50+
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  • Size: 195x275 mm
  • Illustrations: 850
  • Pages: 104
  • RRP Price: £16.99
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From the award-winning embroiderer who introduced you to some of the worlds most exquisite forms of traditional embroidery, comes a new how-to guide full of colourful images and enticing projects to help you discover the beauty of Norwegian pattern darning. Pattern darning is a simple technique, and beginners through to experienced stitchers will find much to delight in this book.

In Yvette Stantons book Smøyg: Pattern Darning from Norway, you will

  • explore where smøyg can be found in Norway and where it features on traditional clothing and textiles
  • enjoy many photographs featuring historical examples of smøyg
  • learn the stitches and techniques of smøyg with clear step-by-step instructions and detailed diagrams
  • be inspired by 13 original projects, from small through to large, with a range of useful and beautiful applications.

If you love colourful, geometric folk embroidery, this is the book for you.

Table of Contents

What is smøyg?  5

Where is smøyg found?  6

History  7

Smøyg basics  8

Items featuring smøyg embroidery  9 

Motifs  22

Same design, different colours  3

Fabric  24

Thread  25

Needles  26

Projects  27

Stitches and techniques  65

Appendix: fabric and thread compatibility  100

Image credits  103

Index  104

About Yvette Stanton

Yvette Stanton is the publisher and designer behind Vetty Creations. She has a passion for whitework embroidery, and a passion for sharing it with others. Yvette has written three books on whitework, one of them with her twin sister, Prue Scott. Yvette is an accredited tutor with the Embroiderers Guild of NSW, and teaches embroidery classes, specialising in whitework at shops and guild groups around Australia. Yvette Stanton and Prue Scott are award-winning embroiderers with over 15 years' experience of producing beautiful intricate embroideries. Both Prue and Yvette have a particular love for whitework embroidery. Prue is also a trained botanist and botanical artist, and her beautiful designs are a feature of this book. Yvette's previous book, Elegant Hardanger Embroidery was published in 2002 by Simon & Schuster (Kangaroo Press). Both authors live in Sydney. Visit Yvette's blogspot at

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