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Hedebo Embroidery. The Different Styles (Denmark)

Modern form of Hedebo embroidery. Modern form of Hedebo embroidery.

Hedebo is a form of whitework embroidery. It originates from a Danish farming community in the district of 'Heden', between Copenhagen, Køge and Roskilde. The term Hedebo embroidery covers seven different techniques, which were all embroidered on white linen tabby cloth with white linen thread.

Some Hedebo forms include counted thread work, drawn thread work and square cutwork, while other Hedebo forms, such as Hvidsøm, Baldyring and Udklipshedebo belong to the free embroidery techniques. Ena Hvidberg, former director of the Greve Museum, proposed an approximate and general dating of these techniques, which shows how the Hedebo embroideries have developed during the period c. 1700-1870.

Sources:

  • ANDRESEN, G. (1983). Bondesyninger på lærred 2. Hulsøm, Tællesyning. Historie og teknik, Borgen: Narayana Press, Gylling.
  • BUUS, H. (2008). Hedebosyning: en verden af variationer: katalog (Vol. 1. udgave), Greve: Greve Museum.
  • GLIENKE, Laila and K. EGHOLK (2008). Kulturarv med nål og tråd: hedebosyning for børn og unge. undervisningsmateriale fra Greve Museum 2008, Greve: Greve Museum.
  • HVIDBERG, E. and J. HARBOESGAARD, J. (2000). Tulipanen i Hedebosyning (Tulips in Hedebo Needle Lace), Greve: Greve Museum.
  • WÆVER, Clara (1918). Hedebo Grunde. Samlede og udgivet af Clara Wæver, private publication.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 6th July 2016).

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