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Earlier this year I visited Sweden, which left me with a lot of inspiration to work on my own designs. Some embroidered running borders I saw at the Nordiska Museet in Stockholm inspired this sweet little pattern. As it looks both like a star and a flower, I named it Stjärnblomma, which is Swedish for… [Continue Reading]
For centuries the Northern Star has guided travellers on their way, and has been linked to the virgin Mary (Ave Maris Stella – Hail Star of the Sea). It is not strange that such an important star would feature in folk art. The 8 pointed star is a common folklore motif – not just in… [Continue Reading]