"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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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
Your embroidery is stunning!
Gorgeous bunad. These are always very labor intensive, and your handwork is lovely, lovely, lovely.
Thank you for the wonderful comments! I really appreciate them.
Beautiful! The embroidery is amazing. ????????????
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is truly beautiful. So much work went into it. Wonderful project well executed.
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!
This is absolutely stunning! You do beautiful work! A true masterpiece.
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.
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.
Beautiful and a lot of intensive labour.