Naversom Fancy Purse (downloadable PDF) #2368-D
- Intermediate Skill level
This is a downloadable pattern and is not eligible for returns and must be purchased separately from regular stock items. You will have 2 attempts and 24 hours in which to download your pattern after purchase. To view this pattern you will need an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) viewer.You don't have to finish your piece as a purse. This design lets you experiment with the Naversom stitches. Basic stitch instructions are not included. Naversom originated in the Halsingland region of Sweden where samples have been found from the 17th and 18th centuries. The name translates to "birch bark embroidery" because the shepherdess stretched her work onto a birch bark frame. This project was inspired by the practical designs shown in older Naversom books, including purses, cigarette cases, and lamp shades. A knowledge of Swedish Naversom is assumed. If you are new to this technique, you may want to familiarize yourself with the basics detailed in Techniques of Swedish Naversom, sold separately.