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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Norwegian Rosemaling

True confessions.... When you are an embroiderer, embroidery designs are the thing to have. We collect them like some people collect shoes or purses. When I find an embroidery design I want to sew I actually get excited. As I said, true confessions! Today, I found these. These are my two favorites from a new series of a style called "Rosemaling". Rosemaling is Norwegian for "decorative painting," It is a folk art that comes from the rural valleys of Norway. Rosemaling is filled with flower ornamentation, scrollwork, flourishes, and flowing patterns. Popular from the latter half of the 18th century until the 1860's, it's enjoying a huge revival in popularity! I think these two are particularly pretty and would be gorgeous on tea towels or a spring shopping tote.

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