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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 souce) Let’s start out with the subtle: a simple little quote on a pair of jeans. Such an easy way to get your own touch on your favorite pants! 2. Foxy! If you’re more of a quirky person the...

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 adults. We were curios about her life and business and decided to ask her a couple of questions. Hi Hanna and welcome to The Folklore Company! We're so glad you're joining us! We've finally...

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 cart and choose an item worthy to add some stitching flare. So today I'm going to show you have to transfer your embroidery pattern on to a tote bag! A beautiful AND practical way to use 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 yarn by “Svarta Fåret” in the colours; 241, 211 och 03. Darning needle. Hard paper/cardboard  Scissors Embroidery yarn for the suspension of the mobile. Embroidery hoop ( you will only need the...

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 incorporate coins in our embroidery and make an oxeye daisy. Material:  Fabric ( I used some of the leftover denim from the fanny pack project). Embroidery hoop Embroidery floss Needle Coin...

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 and a desire to craft. Today we are crafting a pillowcase. Materials & Tools: A pillow ( i used a pillow from Ikea 40x60 cm). An embroidered wall hanging from Folklore Company with your...

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 the possibility to win but they also enter a game for the exhilarating feeling one get of the game. Regardless if you have a gambling personality, or if you like me appreciate low stakes, this craft...

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 horrendous ones first ( or learn how to do one fabolous one yourself). I am going to divide the process into two blog posts. In the first part I will share the pure practical part of HOW TO put the fanny pack...

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, the week's blog post feels extra fun! Whether you were one of those who booked a trip or not, a little extra light in the dark may come in handy for a couple of more weeks. So in this post I will go...

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 choosing them) and then inspired this week’s project - a bouquet of embroidered roses . I started to mark the size of the square frame by tracing the edges of the paper inside the frame, on some fabric with...

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