Hedebo in Variations

Hedebo edges Counted thread work Drawn thread work Square cut work Hvidsøm Baldyring Udklipshedebo

Hedebo Embroidery is not just one form of embroidery but consists of seven different variations. Form a cultural history angle, it is interesting to compare these seven variations of embroidery rather than to discuss which might be the’ real’ Hedebo Embroidery. The variations tell us about the great creativity of the Danish peasant wives on the Heath. It is as if the women constantly asked the question: What would happen if I reversed the stitching?

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