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Tutorial: snap a quick picture of your embroidery

Tutorial: snap a quick picture of your embroidery

Everything you do doesn't have to be perfect – that would be exhausting. Seeing what you order from our webshop makes us super curious of how what the end result looks like, but we are almost even more excited to see how you do while creating your embroidery. The progress is almost more...
Creativity + left over floss = true

Creativity + left over floss = true

Are you all done with your embroidery, but still have some floss left? Use your left over floss, pick out a specific part of your pattern and do some embroidering on our Iphone cases, you can find them here. If you want to cross stitch text you can use the letters in your existing...
Sustainable thinking

Sustainable thinking

The urge to renew ourselves through shopping is something we've done for as long as we can remember. But as you probably know, it's possible to upgrade our closet and interior without buying an actual thing. Embroidering can help you with that. You have so many things at home you can cross...
A History of Embroidery Therapy

A History of Embroidery Therapy

You have probably already tried your hands at embroidery but have you thought about how you are feeling whilst embroidering? Many feel it helps them to slow down and let go of some stress. It helps them to focus their attention and take a step back from everything that’s going on around us. A...
A Glossary for Embroidery

A Glossary for Embroidery

Are you looking for some clarification as to what we are talking about? Or what the material in the embroidery community is called? It's not that easy to find what you need, if you don't know what it's called. We put together a short glossary that hopefully will help you in the land of cross...
We whale always love you

We whale always love you

Love is in the air with Valentines day just around the corner. Hardcore romantics might be done planning and shopping since forever. But some of us are still looking for that special gift.  Wether you are celebrating with the love of your life, family or a friend it's...
Get familiar with embroidery slang

Get familiar with embroidery slang

When you're out and about, surfing the world wide web, you get a glimpse into many worlds and their individuality. The world of embroidery is no different. And, like many subcultures, it comes with its own vocabulary.  These words all seem so obvious to everyone else. WIP, SAL, UFO...
When all you need is a little inspiration

When all you need is a little inspiration

We are still feeling the promises of new beginnings that seem to be attached to a new year. There are new adventures to plan and new projects to dive into. Maybe all you need is a little inspiration to get started?  Finding those sources of inspiration is truly amazing. It could be a quote,...
What a year we've had!

What a year we've had!

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8 tips on how to slow down during the holidays

8 tips on how to slow down during the holidays

It's been full steam ahead lately and Christmas eve is almost here. Instead of relaxing and getting into the Christmas spirit we are planning shopping, parties and visits to friends and family all over the place. Sometimes we need a reminder to slow down, take a breath and try to relax during...
Kreativa Karin – new pattern for the kid’s room

Kreativa Karin – new pattern for the kid’s room

With cute and colourful animals, Kreativa Karin frames the name of the person who has changed someone's life. She is behind the design of our latest pattern, where she puts the children in focus with fun animals and beautiful colours. "I think animals fit most children and it will be a playful...
TrendStefan's embroidery collection - Mischievous and contemporary

TrendStefan's embroidery collection - Mischievous and contemporary

Stefan ”Trend Stefan” Nilsson is a Swedish trend hunter. He’s well known for his yearly analysis in Swedish television where he usually talks about upcoming trends, both in a detailed way and in a more general manner. The past two years he’s talked a lot about sustainability, the ”perfectly...
Embroidery - one step closer to mindfulness

Embroidery - one step closer to mindfulness

Right now the Swedish blogger UnderbaraClara is hosting a contest at her Instagram where you can win a custom designed embroidery kit from our design editor! Write a comment with what you would write on your very own wall hangning at this post to participate. - Swedish - Letar du efter en paus i...
10 ways to upcycle your clothes with embroidery!

10 ways to upcycle your clothes with embroidery!

We (The Folklore Crew) obviously love everything embroidered so I might be biased on the subject but I am completely in love with DIY embroidery on clothes! I've listed 10 times embroidery on clothes was done just right. 1. Dress to express for success! (Images are linked to their...
Hanna Karlzon - Illustrator and graphic designer

Hanna Karlzon - Illustrator and graphic designer

Today (2018-03-23) we launched our collaboration with the Swedish illustrator Hanna Karlzon. Hanna lives in Umeå in the north of Sweden and started her own company as an illustrator and graphic designer in 2013. She's probably most known for her dreamy illustrated coloring books for...
How to create a personalized tote bag with cross stitch

How to create a personalized tote bag with cross stitch

We have brought in a couple of new items for our shop: tote bags and water-soluble canvas (which essentially is a plastic with holes). The special canvas makes it possible for you to make perfect cross stitch on everything. Design your pattern in our shop, add the water-soluble canvas to your...
DIY mobile for the nursery

DIY mobile for the nursery

In today's blogpost I am going to show how to do your very own mobile. The finished mobile is perfect as an interior design element in your home, but it is also the perfect DIY baby gift for a friend who recently given birth. Materials: Yarn in your color/colours of choice. I am using...
Tip: Repurpose your old coins with colorful floss

Tip: Repurpose your old coins with colorful floss

You will find them deep down in your wallet, in the corner of some box or in the pocket of a jacket you haven't worn in ages. I am not referring to holes in your pockets or dust. I am talking about those old coins that have lost their value as currency. In this blogpost we are going to...
How to create a unique pillow case with your own words of wisdom!

How to create a unique pillow case with your own words of wisdom!

Before taking any bigger decisions in life it is always good to “sleep on it” to let the pro and cons sink in. Today we are making the expression to “sleep on it” come to life in the literary meaning. To make this come true you need a wall hanging from Folklore Company with your customized design...
Quick and fun craft: Valentines day card

Quick and fun craft: Valentines day card

It is something appealing with buying and scratching lottery tickets. I am not a gambler in any shape or form ( if I gamble I bet smaller amounts in games with as safe distributions as possible). A few years ago i spoke with a professional dealer and he explained that gamblers don't only pay for...
How to upcycle a pair of jeans to a creative fanny pack!

How to upcycle a pair of jeans to a creative fanny pack!

Today´s blog post is going to address recycling. The recycling is going to result in one of my absolute favourite accessories; the fanny pack! There are actually really nice looking fanny packs out there in both webshops and the rest of the universe, it is just to dig through a lot of...
Let's light up the dark with a custom made reflex!

Let's light up the dark with a custom made reflex!

A couple of days ago was the day when most airline tickets are booked from Sweden to warmer countires. No wonder that that day happen to be in mid-January. We don't really have an abundance of light this time of year in Sweden and the absence of daylight can affect anyone. For just that reason...
How to embroider 3D-roses in 3 easy steps!

How to embroider 3D-roses in 3 easy steps!

Life is full of choices, some hard, some easy. As a creative crafter (especially when you do much of your work freehand) some of the creative choices sort of just happen and the idea often differs a bit from the final result. For this post these frames sort of chose me (instead of me...
Upcycle an old painting into a unique artwork

Upcycle an old painting into a unique artwork

I hope you had a happy new year all of you creative crafters. A new year with a new start and we’ll celebrate that by giving new life to an old artwork. I got the idea when I saw and got inspired by two textile artists who works with embroidery on photographs. Maurizio Anzeri is an Italian...
Happy new year

Happy new year

While writing this Christmas is over. In my last post I was so excited about sharing all the crafts I’ve been doing since October but most of those things were x-mas gifts so of course I had to keep it to myself so I wouldn’t ruin the surprise for my loved ones :). I remember Christmas when I...
5 unique Christmas and New Years post card ideas

5 unique Christmas and New Years post card ideas

When the holiday is near I usually get reminded of my own weaknesses when it comes to preparations, especially when the yearly Christmas cards arrive at the door. It reminds me how lovely it feels to get personally addressed mail (in a time when everything is digital) but it also reminds me that...
Welcome to the Folklore Blog!

Welcome to the Folklore Blog!

It’s with great enthusiasm that I from now on will start blogging for The Folklore Company. My name is Elisa, I’m 33 years old and my greatest passion in life is creativity in every form. Ever since I was a kid I’ve been painting, doing embroidery and other various crafts and no matter what...

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