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Kurbits on changing the world – one stitch at the time.

Kurbits on changing the world – one stitch at the time.

I'm reminiscing a wool embroidery from Skåne, I want to say from 1889, that I saw in an old...
6 easy steps on how to make a hanging flowerpot.

6 easy steps on how to make a hanging flowerpot.

Do you have leftover floss at home, and you don't know what to do with it? This is the perfect...
Kurbits on embroidery for festive occasions and holidays.

Kurbits on embroidery for festive occasions and holidays.

My roots go all the way back to Ångermanland, located in the northern part of Sweden. In...
7 things you never thought you could embroider on.

7 things you never thought you could embroider on.

Some days you just feel like you have to be creative – now. And if you don't have what you need...
3 tips on creative and inspirational books.

3 tips on creative and inspirational books.

We love creativity and to come up with new ideas on what to embroider, but sometimes you need a...
Sewing circle with Dnilva.

Sewing circle with Dnilva.

Dnilva is a creative studio and inspirational blog on DIY, crafts and overall making things. She...
10 things to have at home when hosting a sewing circle.

10 things to have at home when hosting a sewing circle.

The hand craft trend has never been bigger, and the sewing circle has made a come back – big...
3 steps on how to protect your fabric.

3 steps on how to protect your fabric.

Aida and linen are the most commonly used fabrics when cross stitching. Taking care of them...
Celebrate earth with crosstitch.

Celebrate earth with crosstitch.

A healthy earth is a happy earth. You can contribute to making our earth happy by using your...
5 hygge inspired cross stitch designs.

5 hygge inspired cross stitch designs.

Something very popular is Scandinavian hygge designs. Hearts, the forest and animals are a...
Pictures of the month – April.

Pictures of the month – April.

April went by way to fast! A lot of you shared a bunch of lovely pictures – keep doing that. We'd...
The secret of unraveling a DMC thread skein.

The secret of unraveling a DMC thread skein.

How many times have you pulled the floss, only to end up with a huge mass of threads that'll take...
Underbara Clara up cycles a bed sheet.

Underbara Clara up cycles a bed sheet.

Up cycling is the best thing! With small means you can make a tremendous change on something you...
Katarina Wennstam goes Folklore Company.

Katarina Wennstam goes Folklore Company.

Katarina Wennstam is a former crime reporter, and after working over ten years over at SVT...
Video tutorial: water soluble canvas

Video tutorial: water soluble canvas

Water soluble canvas opens upp a lot of doors when it comes to embroidering! You can cross...
3 patterns for the kids room.

3 patterns for the kids room.

The most precious we've got deserves the best we can give them. So we picked out 3 of our...
Creative activity with mom.

Creative activity with mom.

We’d like to root for embroidering together! Is there a better way to show your mom, or a...
Mini embroidery hoops.

Mini embroidery hoops.

Tiny things makes your heart often skip an extra beat. Your mind probably takes you to tiny...
Folklore Muse – Fru Svala

Folklore Muse – Fru Svala

During April we spent some lovely time with our new Folklore Muse – Malin Larsson, aka Fru Svala....
Kurbits on the sewing circle tradition.

Kurbits on the sewing circle tradition.

The word sewing circle is seen the first time in the dictionary of the Swedish Academy in 1897....
3 things to do this easter.

3 things to do this easter.

No plans this easter? Maybe your calendar gaps empty, but you feel the urge to do something. We...
3 exhibitions with focus on textile.

3 exhibitions with focus on textile.

We have listed 3 exhibitions with a focus on textile. Bring your loved one, your kids or a friend...
Embroidery tattoo is the thing.

Embroidery tattoo is the thing.

Embroidery and tattoo. Two things that may sound like they are clashing. But is it as odd as it...
Pictures of the month.

Pictures of the month.

So March is over and we wanted to share the pictures that got the most love from you. You really...
Kurbits on material

Kurbits on material

Aida cloth, homespun, canvas, cotton cloth or woolen cloth – what do you prefer to embroider on?...
Hanna Karlzon – Bloom

Hanna Karlzon – Bloom

A new pattern, designed by Hanna Karlzon is here! We have collaborated with her before, but...
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...
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...
Sustainable thinking

Sustainable thinking

The urge to renew ourselves through shopping is something we've done for as long as we can...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Happy new year

Happy new year

While writing this Christmas is over. In my last post I was so excited about sharing all the...
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...
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...

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