I would love to run a children's embroidery
The idea came up to me after i found this cute
little book. The title means 'free embroidery
Maybe you still remember the beautiful bird,
made by Suzanne, a 7 year old girl.
This embroidery was part of a Swedish expe-
riment in the early sixties, with the intention
to encourage the children's fantasy and confidence.
The teaching took place in groups of 12 to 16
girls and boys from 6-12 years.
There was no technical skill demanded and the
children were completely free how to interprete
their drawings into the needlework.
You can see here there creative process.
I love to see all these tiny little (probably sticky
and strawberry smelling) hands and the huge
concentration of the children.
The pictures are old and out of focus sometimes,
but what a cuties.
The littlest ones got help with the transfer on
Here's Pia, her embroidery was used for
the cover of the book.
Anna, working on her pixie.
Anna again, these are my two favourites:)
Ann is trying to put the thread into the
needle, have a closer look at her hands,
likely she was in the playground a little
while ago :)
I wonder what happened to Suzanne and
her bird, there's no picture from her in the
Maybe she's still living in Stockholm and making
some nice embroideries. We'll never know.
Have a look at this wonderful embroidery-
project of senior Turkish women, they were
asked to make a picture of a loved memory
of their native country. I'm really touched
by seeing all this delicate melancholy.