As I’m writing this blogpost, I’m sitting down with a well deserved cup of tea after just having finished stitching up my latest design, Knots & Flowers. Sometimes you love working on a pattern so much, that you just can’t seem to put it down… I stitched this one in just over three days, working pretty much non-stop on it, so eager was I to share it with you!
The design was inspired by Swedish rectangular cushions, called åkdyna, which were used on coaches. Traditionally these cushions were about 100 by 50cm – whilst mine is smaller, it has a similar feel to it, and would be perfect for use in a modern interior. As I love this size, I’m planning to design a few more of exactly the same size in a similar style, reminiscent of wool embroidery from Skåne in Sweden.