Our eighteenth Advent calendar post 2021 is:
Long legged cross stitch in wool. From the embroideries Fogdö, Ramsele and Trönö, Sweden. They are all sewn with a 2-plied thread. Blue is almost always present in all medieval embroideries. Here we can see a backside from Fogdö and fronts on Trönö and the cute birds of Ramsele and a detail of their legs. They are all dated to 15th century. They bottom fabrics are a linen weave in basket weave.
All embroideries can be found in the collections of the Swedish History museum.
We love how often blue is represented and therefore we always dye blue in various shades. Both light and dark is needed. We use indigo and woad.
/ Amica and Maria
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Bonus- check out the diffrent style and directions of the stitches.