16 March, 2013

In Clover


Sorry I didn't make the clover in green yarn.

The clover pattern is from Fenny Nijman's Sprang - Egyptisch Vlechten.  She calls it "klavertje" which is the Dutch word for clover.  Beside the pattern she gives a photograph of a plant, a four-leaved clover.

You can see an example of the clover pattern in an image showing silk mittens from the early 1800s on the Rijks museum website.  The Rijksmuseum is in the Netherlands.  They list språng under the name Egyptisch vlechtwerk.

Elisabeth Siewertsz van Reesema, whose språng work is in the same museum, shows a collar patterned with clovers in her book Egyptisch Vletchwerk.

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