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"Attached to the apron is a narrow inkle-woven band, which wraps around and is tied or buckled in front  with the ends hanging down. It finishes the waistline like a sash, and has a design woven into it. Similar sashes are woven and worn by many of the peoples of Northern Europe."

FolkCostume&Embroidery: Costume and 'Rosemaling' Embroidery of West Telemark, Norway

Three aprons from the Chester Co. Historical Society from Rural Pennsylvania Clothing by Ellen Gehret

Three aprons from the Chester Co. Historical Society from Rural Pennsylvania Clothing by Ellen Gehret

Scissors clip: Clipped to their clothes and kept swing materials handy. Any number of things could be tied to the clip by ribbon or change

Some women kept their sewing equipment handy by using a scissors clip that hooked onto a belt or apron strings. Any number of items could be attached to it by chain or ribbon. This woman has scissors and a ball for holding pins and needles.

Fig. 61 "Rural PA Clothing" p. 61. Linen apron in small blue & white checks. 41" L x 39 3/4" W (selvage edges).  "The red, white, & blue linen tape is inserted through a narrow casing enabling the wearer to adjust the fullness to her physical needs. The red cotton cross stitch initials "S.K." to the right of the apron string are those of Susanna Kriebel of Montgomery County (PA) who wore this apron."  Schwenkfelder Museum.

Fig. 61 "Rural PA Clothing" p. 61. Linen apron in small blue & white checks. 41" L x 39 3/4" W (selvage edges). "The red, white, & blue linen tape is inserted through a narrow casing enabling the wearer to adjust the fullness to her physical needs. The red cotton cross stitch initials "S.K." to the right of the apron string are those of Susanna Kriebel of Montgomery County (PA) who wore this apron." Schwenkfelder Museum.

Kuin virvittäinompelukuvioita. Kuviot tehdään poimimalla.

This wool sash is wide. Woven on an inkle loom as a custom sash for Native American regalia. I really enjoyed weaving this one. This kind of pickup pattern can feel so satisfying to the hands and mind as I am working my way from one end to the other.

sausage bag x 4

Finnweave, Funweave and Finishes

FINNWEAVE, FUNWEAVE AND FINISHES My finnweave piece is off the loom and is just the right size to make my storage bag. It will be a basic bag construction, simply folded in half and sewn together a…

FolkCostume&Embroidery: Costume and 'Rosemaling' Embroidery of West Telemark, Norway

Hello all, Today I will continue to talk about Norwegian costumes, or Bunads, referencing in particular the most common version of the.

Oslo bunad embroidery on skirt.      After WW2 a committee formed to invent the Oslo Bunad. My Mother in Law, Signe Marie Eriksen. was a  member. The embroidery was her idea as wildflowers were a great love of her life.  She made a bunad for ech of her grandson's wives and her self and her Daughter in Law.

Oslo bunad embroidery on skirt. After a committee formed to invent the Oslo Bunad. The embroidery was her idea as wildflowers were a great love of her life.

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