Here’s a sweet image to brighten your day: it’s a sketch of a rug-probably a flat-weave- designed by Ingrid Skerfe-Nilsson, working in the late 1940s, in Uppsala, Sweden, for the Uppsala County Crafts Association. It’s called “Tulips” (Tulpan), but the design seems like a cheerful stand-in for hearts.
The embroidered image (a pillow cover), titled “Tulip Delight” (Tulpanfröjd) used for the title of this post is also by Ingrid Skerfe-Nilsson. Meanwhile, Happy Valentine’s Day to one and all!
Digitaltmuseum collection of Upplandsmuseet material. Pillow cover is Upplandsmuseet, item #UM37351.