Techniques of Swedish Tvistsom (downloadable PDF) #2377-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.Tvistsom is a folk art technique that originated in Sweden during the 17th and 18th centuries. It has had a long history throughout all the Scandinavian countries with the best known examples coming from the province of Skane in the southern part of Sweden. Traditionally it was stitched on a canvas with a "tvist" weave, a loose tabby weave. Because of the durability of the stitching, many examples survived such as sleigh rugs, cushions and household furnishings. Today a wider array of materials are available and the prjojects can be done on ground fabrics ranging from 7-count to 25-count evenweave. The principle stitch is the long arm cross stitch. 16 pages. The learning project is the Swedish Tvistsom Trivet.