Techniques of Swedish Naversom #2369B
- Intermediate Skill level
- Finished size 8" square
The teaching piece is an 8" doily and you learn all four stitches required. This is the guide for learning the technique. Naversom is distinguished by these characteristics: 1) It uses only four specific stitches. 2) It is stitched on a grid formed by removing threads from the ground cloth. 2) It is worked from the reverse side of the fabric. 4) The design shapes are geometric. Traditionally linen fabric in a 19-40 count was used with two weights of linen thread. Spiral bound, 36 pages. The learning project is a 12" doily on 35-count linen. This needlework technique originated in the Halsingland district of Sweden, where samples have been found from the 17th to 18th century. The word Naversom translates as "Birch-Bark Embroidery", taking its name from the birch bark frame originally used by the shepherdess to support the embroidery as it was being stitched. This is a Pulled/Drawn Thread technique.