Q. What is cooler than an Icelandic winter and hotter than a pepper sprout?
A. Our new stencils inspired by Scandinavia.
We used chunky hand knits, urban folk art and a desire to re-present classic folk style as the seed for our new stencil designs. Motifs similar to our Nordic Rose stencils can be found on textile design through the ages, often as embroidery or knitting patterns. Changing the scale of the motifs gives a fresh spin on the familiar. The Scandinavian style stencils would look equally at home in modern or traditional settings. Experimenting with colour combinations offers wider appeal. Choosing hot or earthy colours could suggest Mediterranean style decoration or African. White combined with blue or red gives a classic interpretation of the folk art motifs, think reindeer and log cabin, or thick, whitewashed stone walls....and whippets. At the other end of the decorative scale monotone combinations of black, white and grey eliminate any folksy connotation to the design.