Urban Scandinavian Sewing: 18 Seasonal Projects for Modern Living
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Stitch your way to Scandinavian style as you embrace minimal, sleek design. Luxuriate in the textures of summery linens and winter wools as you sew 18 projects, from upscale home decor to wearables. You'll love the chic yet beginner-friendly stitching and embroidery patterns―the perfect way to embellish ready-mades or to sew from scratch. These projects offer beautiful, functional designs for contemporary living. Designer and author Kirstyn Cogan immerses you in her Nordic culture, with handcrafted modern items to make for your home and family―plus scrumptious-sounding recipes and scintillating tidbits about the regional traditions.
to check us into our hotel room (a bit of an exaggeration, but not by too much). It’s such a big deal in Sweden that there is serious talk of changing Midsummer’s Eve into the National Day of Sweden. Midsummer is a magical time of year when anything seems possible. It’s all about enjoying the long days with friends and family and taking that long-awaited warm-weather holiday. Do something you love to do—especially some summer stitching—and enjoy! 55 Skirt Apron Finished Size: Varies
songs) abound. Having a midnight meal is traditional, too—and an excuse to have a bit more schnapps, a few more new potatoes, and herring along Finish It with some fresh berries (of any 1. Finish the side seams and hem by folding the raw edge over kind really, but strawberries, 1/4˝ twice and topstitching with a straight stitch. lingonberries, and cloudberries 2. Iron the bias tape. Find the center point and line it up with are common—topped with fresh cream, of course). the center point
over the fish to just barely cover it. 3. Cover the fish with foil and bake for 15–20 minutes (just enough so that the fish is cooked through). Finishing Garnish the fish with salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste, lemon wedges, and a sprig of fresh dill. Serve warm or cold with flat bread and lingonberry sauce (page 41). Seaside Picnic Quilt 73 Pocket Pals Finished Size: Pocket: approximately 4˝ × 4˝; pals: 2˝–3˝ × 3˝–3½˝ Always have a friend in tow with a playful Pocket Pal. These
region up north somewhere. Some folks even think it’s a country. Several countries actually make up the region. And if you ask different people, they might list different countries! Denmark, Norway, and Sweden definitely. Finland and Iceland usually. Greenland, not so much. Sure, the people and the countries share some characteristics, a common heritage, and related—but not identical—languages, but they each have special features. When I think of them, here’s what comes to mind. Introduction 7
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