Norma, This is a Norwegian Bunad costume, specific to the Rogaland region of Norway. It is all handmade. I...

NORMA

"This is a Norwegian Bunad costume, specific to the Rogaland region of Norway. It is all handmade. I had no pattern, had to make my own by having people send me photos, I had to copy, scale and embroider. Blouse is linen, white on while embroidery."

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Normaalt3 years ago

Made this Bunad while taking care of my mother who moved in with us & was in end stage Alzheimer\'s. She required me to be in the same room. The Bunad took over 1000 hours to make. Underslip & blouse are linen bought here. Linen is white o

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Janetalt3 years ago

absolutely gorgeous

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Gwendolynalt3 years ago

Lovely!

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Kathyalt3 years ago

Your embroidery is stunning!

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Daphnealt3 years ago

Gorgeous bunad. These are always very labor intensive, and your handwork is lovely, lovely, lovely.

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Jeanalt3 years ago

Wow!

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Normaalt3 years ago

Thank you for the wonderful comments! I really appreciate them.

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Susanalt3 years ago

Beautiful! The embroidery is amazing. ????????????

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Normaalt3 years ago

I did this while caring for my mother who had end stage Alzheimer\'s. She came to live with us, but until she wasn\'t mobile, she was always trying to run away from home. The sewing kept me busy while keeping her safe.

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Normaalt3 years ago

White linen for blouse, black lining for shawl and an underskirt were all from fabrics-store.com. Main body of Bunad is light weight black wool. Embroidery floss is wool.

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Barbaraalt3 years ago

Stunning embroidery. I have a shawl I started crocheting with doily thread when I would visit my dad. He had Alzheimer’s too. I understand the peace which come with creating. This garment must have a lot of sewn in each stitch.

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Normaalt3 years ago

Thanks Barbara. It now is a reminder of my time with my mother creating something of worth and keeping her safe at the same time. I probably wouldn\'t have taken the time to do something like this if my mother wasn\'t with me.

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Christinaalt3 years ago

This is truly beautiful. So much work went into it. Wonderful project well executed.

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Mary bethalt3 years ago

Absolutely STUNNING!!! A beautiful gift of your time with your mother, a treasure for sure! Many beautiful garments here but yours stood out to me!

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Juliaalt3 years ago

This is absolutely stunning! You do beautiful work! A true masterpiece.

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Normaalt3 years ago

I had to create my own pattern for this. In Norway there are classes with patterns supplied. I got people who had this Bunad which is specific to a region or farm to send me photographs of their work and the scaling and created my own pattern.

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Normaalt3 years ago

I then had the graphic I created printed out on a large format printer, 36" and transferred the pattern over to the wool. I took a photograph with me when I picked out the embroidery colors to match them to the photograph.

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Ssalt3 years ago

Beautiful and a lot of intensive labour.