Överenhörna -16th century reproduction sampler

76,00 kr

Överenhörna is a reproduction of one of Sweden’s oldest preserved cross-stitch objects, a tablecloth believed to date back to the 16th century.

Description

About Överenhörna and the origin of the pattern

The pattern I have created for you is a reproduction of one of Sweden’s oldest preserved cross-stitch objects, a tablecloth believed to date back to the 16th century.
The original tablecloth was 189cm long and 62cm wide, stitched using wool threads on linen. The stitches used were cross-stitch and a form of long cross-stitch called tvistsöm.
The textile belonged to Överenhörna church, located southwest of Stockholm, Sweden. In 1875, it was donated to the National Historical Museums in Sweden.

More information and photos of the original textile can be found online via the National Historical Museum database at SHM 5554:2.

While creating the pattern, I was unable to determine which areas were stitched in cross-stitch versus tvistsöm. For simplicity, I charted the pattern using cross-stitches.
I have also chosen to use DMC cotton threads instead of wool threads.

Stitches:

Cross-stitch (161 x 161 Stitches)

Estimated size:

The final size depends on your choice of fabric.  The size is calculated based on stitching all four blocks. You can also choose to only stitch one.

14 count aida (5.4/cm) or 28 count linen or evenweave: 11,5 x 11,5 in. (29,2 x 29,2 cm)
16 count aida (6.4/cm) or 32 count linen or evenweave: 10,1 x 10,1 in. (25,6 x 25,6 cm)

Charted with DMC Mouliné Spécial 25, 5 colors.

Digital pattern

This is a digital pattern only. You will have access to a zip file with one or more PDF files.

The downloaded zip file includes:

One PDF file with:
Color and symbol key, basic instructions, brief origin history & license.
– One chart with a single symmetrical block, in color and greyscale.
– One chart with four symmetrical blocks, in color and greyscale.
– An alternative single-color chart.

One additional PDF file for PatternKeeper.

License

Limited License. Please read the license information.

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