Hramavik, Thunder Spirit Pattern

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Hramavik, Thunder Spirit Pattern Pattern


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Hand Embroidery

Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • canvaswork

Pattern Description:

Technique used - canvaswork, trianglepoint, jessica stitches

The Pattern Kit includes a number of charts (basic and helping) and detailed instructions that will teach you how to work with Trianglepont stitches step by step.

A triangle is the building block of trianglepoint work. It is most helpfully thought of as a stitch like cross, tent, Florentine or Hungarian Point (Bargello). Trianglepoint is surprising because it is so easy to learn, so rapid to work, so uncomplicated and constant in its structure. It requires no complex graphs, charts, no numerical instructions, no counting of minute canvas squares.

My Hramavik - Thunder Spirit design is the result of three sources of inspiration: a Belarusan motif pattern, the Trianglepoint stitch technique and the colour palette Ice Is Nice proposed by A Needle Pulling Thread magazine.
A few years ago, I came across a book entitled Trianglepoint by Sherlee Lantz*. The technique introduced by the author impressed me and I was inspired to blend Belarusan motifs with trianglepoint.
I decided to introduce a very famous pattern of Hramavik, which very well suited for this technique. When I say 'famous' I mean, actually, this pattern is used in folk motifs all around the world; I have seen it in various cultures, and in Native American culture particularly.

The word Trianglepoint, created by Sherlee Lantz for her book published in 1976, had no past. It was a new structure system for applying yarn to needlepoint canvas. This structure, like the Bargello technique, made available to the canvas a vast, hitherto unused, brilliant surface covering repertoire of triangle and hexagonal designs. She asserted she just "reinvented" the technique, which means it was inspired by widely used triangle and hexagonal designs in ancient oriental motifs, as well as similar American and English patchworks quilts of the 19th and 20th centuries.

This Hramavik project was published in Canadian magazine A Needle Pulling Thread:

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 244 x 162 stitches
  • 37 x 22 cm (14.5" x 8.5")


  • Fabric - 30 ct Prmin Linen (of Copenhagen), Barnwood color
  • Threads - DMC cotton floss 5 colors,
  • DMC rayon 1 color, DMC Lgt Eff, 1 color
  • 1 metallic thread,
  • beads

You Will Also Need:

  • hoop or frame

About Designer

About Designer

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Iryna Varabei, embroidery designer. Unique ethno-modern Patterns for Embroidery based on Belarusan traditional motifs and images.

Iryna came to Canada in 1999, when she was 40, bringing her old dream along. She had desired just to stitch (meant that back home, she had no opportunities to...).
In 2005, she joined the Toronto Guild of Stitchery.

Now, she is happy to offer to Canadian and ...

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