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Traditional Danish Shawls


Pictures of a variety of shawls. Though they are based on common instructions (either for the “Heidetuch” or the “Bindetuch”),
they are as different as the people who created them!

Heidetuch mit Maigloeckchenborduere

Heidetuch mit Maigloeckchenborduere

“If you have purchased a version of the Lily-of-the-Valley Heather Shawl on or before June 9/07, please refer to the following
correction:

Heidetuch mit Maigloeckchenborduere
Maiglöckche-Heidetuch 4.05.07
Maiglöckche-Heidetuch 4.05.07
Maiglöckche-Heidetuch 4.05.07
Dorothea's "Heidetuch" with a Lily-of-the-Valley pattern.
This "Heidetuch" incorporates scalloped edges and a Lily-of-the-Valley border. It requires a specific set of instructions which are available in English.
If you are interested, please contact me at
Dorothea@LustAufFarben.de
Heidetuch mit Maigloeckchenborduere
Heidetuch mit Maigloeckchenborduere
Grosses Bindetuch
Dorothea’s “Heidetuch” with a Lily-of-the-Valley border.
Handspun blend of Cashmere
and Silk.

Edeltraut with her large version
of the “Heidetuch”: a blend of wool
and silk, dyed with natural dyes.

Kleines Bindetuch
Regenbogen Heidetuch
Kleines Bindetuch
Edeltraut Sommerfeld’s 2nd “Bindetuch” from handspun wool, dyed with natural dyes.
Edeltraut’s “Heidetuch” from naturally dyed wool.
Edeltraut Sommerfelds 1st “Bindetuch” from handspun wool, dyed with natural dyes.
Hannes Bindetuch
Hannes Bindetuch
Hannes Bindetuch
Hanneberg Strasser’s large “Bindetuch” from handspun wool.
Kerstin mit Heidetuch
Kerstins Heidetuch
Kerstin mit Heidetuch
Kerstin Haubold’s “Heidetuch” from handspun wool, dyed with natural dyes.
Petras Bindetuch
Petra Voss mit Bindetuch
Ingrids Heidetuch
Petra Voss’ “Bindetuch” from handspun wool,
dyed with natural dyes.
Petra Voss with her
slightly felted shawl.
Ingrid Kolleth’s “Heidetuch” from handspun wool.
Doris Bindetuch
Doris Maurer mit Heidetuch
Doris Heidetuch
Doris Maurer’s “Bindetuch” from handspun wool with natural dyes.
Doris Maurer with “Heidetuch” from handspun wool.
Doris Maurer’s “Heidetuch” from handspun wool.
Das Heidetuch aus Wolle
Kleines Heidetuch
Hannas Heidetuch
Someone has fallen in love with Dorothea’s “Heidetuch” , which was made out of naturally dyed wool. It now has a new home!

Dorothea’s small “Heidetuch” from a blend of wool and silk,
dyed with natural dyes.

Hanna's "Heidetuch" made out of naturally dyed wool.
Hannes Heidetuch
Hannes Heidetuch
Hannes Heidetuch
   
Hanneberg Strasser’s small “Heidetuch” from handspun wool.
   
 Heidetuch von Sabine Flimm
The shawls are popular! Many different versions have already been created.
Some of them have been submitted for inclusion in my webpage. Here they are:
Heidetuch von Kerstin
Sabine Flimm’s first Heather Shawl.
Kerstin Haubold’s “Heidetuch” from handspun wool.
Gudruns Heidetuch
Gudruns Heidetuch
Gudruns Heidetuch
Handspun wool, dyed with madder.
Gudrun Keiderling’s heart shape shawl is admired by many!
Wool, handspun, dyed with madder.
Gudruns Heidetuch Alpaka
Gudruns Heidetuch
Gudruns Heidetuch

Gudrun Keiderling created a very special Heather Shawl with Alpaca.

Gudrun Keiderling’s heart shaped Heather shawl.
Gudrun’s heart-shaped Heather shawl, using a blend of handspun Texel and Milchschaf (Milksheep), nature-dyed.
Edeltraut mit Heidetuch
Edeltrauts Heidetuch
Edeltraut mit Heidetuch
   
Edeltraut’s Heather Shawl made from nature-dyed wool.
   
Edeltrauts Maiglöckchen-Heidetuch
Edeltrauts Maiglöckchen-Heidetuch
Edeltrauts Maiglöckchen-Heidetuch
Edeltraut Sommerfeld spun a blend of wool and silk for this Lily-of-the-Valley Heather style wrap.
Wiebke Lamers Heidetuch
Heidetuch von Regina Soehling
Wiebke Lamers Heidetuch

Wiebke Lamer used a double
strand of Opal sock yarn
(Rain Forest Collection) to make
this Heather-style wrap.

Regina Soehling created this Heather-style wrap by spinning a blend of 75/25 Texel and Bamboo.
Wiebke Lamer used a double
strand of Opal sock yarn
(Rain Forest Collection) to make
this Heather-style wrap.
Edeltraut Sommerfelds Heidetuch

Edeltauts Heidetuch

Edeltraut Sommerfelds Heidetuch
Edeltraut Sommerfeld’s new Heather Shawls made from naturally-dyed fibre. Top: handspun wool, dyed with fungi.
Top: Marigold (green), Onion skins (yellow) and Walnut (brown)
Top: dyed with onion skins and Marigolds.
Dorotheas dunkelviolettes Heidetuch
Dorotheas dunkelviolettes Heidetuch
Dorotheas dunkelviolettes Heidetuch
Dorothea’s new Heather Shawl.
Heather Shawl made from a thin grist of blended mohair, silk and wool. Dyed with Dorothea’s Cochenille recipe # 7.
This colour is closer to the original (darker) than what the other two pictures show.
Dora Bednarz 1. Heidetuch

Kathrin Muellers Heidetuch

Heidetuch von Dora Bednarz
Dora Bednarz’s first Heather Shawl. She used handspun wool that was dyed with natural dyes.
Kathrin Mueller has finished her first Heather Shawl - - much to the delight of her kitten!
Dora’s second Heather Shawl, also made from handspun, naturally dyed wool.
Karin Friedels Heidetuch  
Detail aus Karin Friedls Heidetuch
 
Karin Friedls Heidetuch
Karin Friedel’s first Heather Shawl, made from handspun, naturally dyed wool.
 
Close up of the Shawl on the right. A coldwater dyeing process helped create the different shades of warm brown. They provide a natural pattern.
 
Karin Friedels’ second Heather Shawl made from wool, dyed with walnut hulls.
Bindetuch Nina+Irina
Kristin Beneckens Bindetuch
Bindetuch Nina+Irina
Irina with a Wrap-Style Shawl from a blend of wool and silk.
Kristin Beneckens’ Wrap-Style Shawl made from Kauni wool.
Irina with a Wrap-Style Shawl from a blend of wool and silk.
Bindetuch Nina+Irina

Friedl Ballaban mit Enkelin

Bindetuch Nina+Irina
A co-operative project: mother Irina and daughter Nina worked on this Wrap-Style Shawl which was made out of a 50/50 blend of nature-dyed wool and silk.
Friedl Ballaban (Canada) with her handspun Heather shawl. It is made from natural Bluefaced Leicester; both the dark and the light colours are from the same sheep.
Friedl’s granddaughter insisted to be part of the “display”!
A co-operative project: mother Irina and daughter Nina worked on this Wrap-Style Shawl which was made out of a 50/50 blend of nature-dyed wool and silk.
Edeltrauts Heidetuch
Edeltrauts Heidetuch
Edeltrauts Heidetuch

Edeltraut completed this shawl in October 2007.
She used a blend of wool and silk.

Edeltraut was busy!

Elderberry (light colours) and Cochenille.


Elisabeth mit Heidetuch
Elisabeth mit Heidetuch
Elisabeth Toutant wears her Heather Shawl,
which is made from handspun yarn.
Most of it was dyed with Kool-Aid.
Elisabeth used leftover bits and pieces
from previous projects.
She lives in Western Canada and shows
off her shawl in front of her
wonderful kitchen stove.
Thank you, Elisabeth!

Edeltrauts Herbstfeuer

Heidetuch von Gudrun Keiderling

Edeltrauts Herbstfeuer
When Edeltraut Sommerfeld’s granddaughter came to visit,
Edeltraut used the opportunity
to capture her and the brilliant
Fall colours of the Thueringer Forest.
 

Gudrun Keiderling used a doubled thread of sock yarn for
this Heather Shawl.
Similar to her shawl made from Alpaca, Gudrun has created an interesting edge by attaching a knitted strip at a right angle.

 
The fibre of the Heather Shawl
was dyed with Madder and Marigolds.
Monika Heidrichs Heidetuch 

Monika Heidrichs Heidetuch

Monika Heidrichs Heidetuch

Monika Heidrichs Heidetuch

Monika Heidrich spun the yarn for her Heather Shawl with merino from Australia.

This is a good illustration of the point at the back and the scalloped border at the edge.
To support herself, Monika’s grandmother used to knit shawls like these in Upper Silesia.
Sabine Flimms Bindetuch
Sabine Flimm shows off her new wrap-style shawls. The shawl on the right was knitted with Lana Grossa “Numero Uno”.
Sabine Flimms Bindetuch
   

 

   
Sonja Stubbes Heidetücher
Sonja Stubbes Heidetücher
Sonja Stubbes Heidetücher
Sonja Stubbe and her daughter Marie: a “mother-daughter” look.
Marie wished for a wrap style shawl - - but it had to be pink!

These Heather shawls were made from wool, which had been dyed with Cochenille.
Little Marie’s shawl was birthday surprise for her. It was decorated appropriately with a cord made on a knitting spool.
Hannas 4. Heidetuch
Hannas 4. Heidetuch

Hannas 4. Heidetuch

Hanna is visiting, wearing her 4th Heather Shawl.
She knitted the Shawl with wool that was dyed with yellow onion skins.
The Shawl is a Birthday present, and it’s ready to be sent off.

Regine mit ihrem Heidetuch

Heidetuch mit Häkelkante
Regine mit ihrem Heidetuch
The Heather Shawl and the cap are finished with a traditional crochet border. Knitting instructions for these as well as other caps/toques and wrist warmers are found
here.
Regine’s very elegant Heather Shawl was knitted by Dorothea. The shawl has a crochet border and was made from a Cashmere/Silk blend, dyed with Cochenille and Elderberries.
The American publication SPIN OFF (Spring 2008) will feature a special write up on traditional Danish wrap-style shawls. See the advance notice here:
Mae mit Heidetuch
Edeltrauts Tuch mit Spitzenborduere
Edeltrauts Tuch mit Spitzenborduere

Christmas in Canada.
Friedl Ballaban made her 2 ½ year old granddaughter Mae a small Heather Shawl for Christmas 2007. Mae is thrilled and dances with her new Tutu and her Heather Shawl.


Another Heather Shawl by Edeltraut. This time she has incorporated a lace section as well as a leaf-style border.

Edeltraut dyed with Madder and a fungus of the Dermocybe family (Bluthautkopf).
Her granddaughter is pleased to model this beautiful shawl.

Kerstin Haubolds Bindestuch

Heidetuch von Alexandra Eggert

Heidetuch von Renate Blum
Kerstin Haubold’s new Tie-Wrap Shawl is made from handspun fibre that was nature-dyed..

Alexandra Eggert's daughter loves the Heather shawl which was made with left-over wool by her mother.

Renate Blum knitted this Heather Shawl in 2007 with untreated, handspun wool. It has not yet been washed.
Gudruns Heidetuch aus Merinowolle
Gudrun Keiderlings Heidetuch
Gudruns Heidetuch aus Merinowolle
Gudrun Keiderling knitted her new Heather shawl from handspun Merino.
Edeltrauts Tuch mit Spitzenborduer   
Edeltrauts Tuch mit Spitzenborduere
Edeltrauts Tuch mit Spitzenborduere
Edeltraut Sommerfeld's       
new Heather Shawl.           

A lace border adds to the attractiveness
of the shawl.

Black wrist warmers with a red border complete the ensemble.
Elkes Heidetuch
Elkes Heidetuch
Elkes Heidetuch
Here is Elke Huenichen’s first Heather Shawl. She dyed the yarn with Ashford dyes before spinning. Her daughter Anja is the proud model.
Elke’s second Shawl is equally beautiful. The yarn is handspun as before, but this time it was dyed with nature dyes.
She used annattoseed, logwood and red onion skins. The yellow yarn was overdyed to yield green.
Hannes Maigloeckchen Heidetuch
Hannes Maigloeckchen Heidetuch
Hannes Maigloeckchen Heidetuch
Hanne with her “doggie” and the new shawl.
Hanneberg Strasser made this Lil-of-the-Valley Shawl and incorporated a very interesting and beautiful border.
The fibre used for this naturally coloured shawl is a blend of Gotland/Rygia/Suffolk.
Julie's Heidetuch mit Häkelkante

Julie: "I have really enjoyed knitting your Danish Tie Shawl pattern. I spun singles specifically for this purpose. The green fiber was a birthday present and your article appeared in Spin-Off within a week or two after so the timing was perfect. This project was a joy to spin and knit."

Julie's Heidetuch mit Häkelkante
Julie supplied the first photo of a completed shawl, following the article in Spin Off.

      Julie, who lives in the US, spun singles for this shawl. She followed the pattern which was published in Spin Off Spring 2008.
Terri: "Thank you for the wonderful Danish Tie Shawl article and pattern. I am a new spinner and this is my first big project. It is lovely and I wear it often. Now I have begun a second shawl for my Grandmother.
Terri's Heidetuch aus Spin Off
She just celebrated her 90th birthday. She gave me a wheel for my birthday! I will see her in a couple of weeks and I plan to give her a handspun shawl."
Blaettertuch
Blaettertuch
Blaettertuch
“Indian Summer”, Dorothea’s new
Tie-shawl in four colours; knitted from a wool/silk blend.

The same pattern but with three different colour combinations; the material is a blend of silk and cashmere.
More about the pattern can be found
here:

The Tie-shawl in two colours with a border of “autumn leaves”. Knitted from a wool/silk blend.
         

 

Members of the Bad Laasphe-Puderbach (Germany)
spinning group at a historic market event. They wear handspun Danish Tie-Wrap shawls.


Vier Spinnerinnen mit Heidetuch

From left to right: Anja Wick,
Angela Schreiber, Andrea Klein
and Claudia Heinze-Schaefer.

Edelgard Janssens Bindetuch
Edelgard Janssen’s first Tie-Wrap Shawl.
It is made from brown, homespun “Milchschaf”
and she used the following dye
material for the border:
Black Hollyhock blossoms, blooming reeds, Birch leaves and Cow Parsely.

Edelgard Janssens Bindetuch
Friederike Wilke made this Tie Wrap Shawl for her mother. It is meant to be both warm and beautiful!

Bindetuch von Friederike Wilke
The shawl was made from 310g handspun Merino, dyed with walnuts and a blend of Cochenille and Madder.
Erstes Heidetuch von Meike

Maigloeckchen-Heidetuch

Heidetuch

This is Meike Rassbach’s first Heather Shawl.  The red and brown is a blend of Wool and Cashmere; green comes from a  Rhoensheep fleece that was dyed with  St. John’s Wort. Goldenrod provided the yellow colour on fibre from  New Zealand sheep..

January 2009: Warm but also beautiful birthday presents!  Bettina Foertig shows off her Heather Shawl with a Lily-of-the-Valley border.  She used a handspun blend of Silk & Cashmere.

Another Birthday present from Dorothea: a Silk/Cashmere blend, dyed with Cochineal.

Maigloeckentuch von Betty Fitchett

Betty Fitchett, who lives in Canada,  created this Heather Shawl with a limited amount of yarn (hence the modified border).  Betty blended white with shades of grey Romney and dyed everything with Brazilwood dust.

She’s already working on her next shawl, this time with a complete Lily-of-the-Valley border!

Betty Fittchets Heidetuch
Maigloeckchentuch von Betty Fitchett

Betty is now wearing her new Heather Shawl with the Lily-of-the-Valley border.  it was knitted with commercial yarn, following pattern STR 03.

Maigloeckchentuch von Betty Fitchett
Martina Odenthal mit ihrem Bindetuch

Martina Odenthal is wearing her first Tie-Wrap Shawl. It was made with a blend of naturally dyed wool and silk.
The shawl suits her and reflects the spring colours of her garden.  It will not be her only shawl of this nature, since she is already working on the next one!

Martina Odenthal mit ihrem Bindetuch
Dorotheas neues Heidetuch
Dorotheas neues Heidetuch
Dorotheas neues Heidetuch

The new Heather Shawl was completed this week in May 2009.

The material is a 50/50 blend of wool & silk, single spun.

I (Dorothea) have dyed the yarn with Cochenille.

 Renate Conner mit Heidetuch
 Renate Conner mit Heidetuch
 Renate Conner mit Heidetuch

Renate Connor, wearing her
Heather Shawl with a crochet border.
She made it following the instructions from Spin Off Spring 2008..

Renate Conner from Oregon/USA stands in front of her studio.
Her shawl is made from handspun and hand-dyed fibre.

Yellow:  naturally dyed with Lichen.
Green: synthetic dye (Rit).
Orange: naturally dyed with Osage Orange (Maclura pomifera).

Heidetuch von Roswitha Muth
Heidetuch von Roswitha Muth
Heidetuch von Roswitha Muth
A gorgeous large and colourful Heather Shawl, made by Roswitha Muth.
Material: wool, fingering weight, 4 ply. 
Dyed with colours from nature
by Dorothea Fischer.
Roswitha Muth's daughter loves her mom's shawl.  Now she too would like to have her very own!
Dorotheas buntes Heidetuch
Dorotheas buntes Heidetuch
Dorotheas buntes Heidetuch

A Heather Shawl made from naturally dyed lace-weight handspun yarn.

Material:  Mohair, Wool and Silk. 
Spun from commercially predrafted fibre.

The border appears like a gentle ruffle. 
A beautiful clasp completes the outfit.

Maren Hasert mit ihrem Heidetuch
Maren Hasert mit ihrem Heidetuch
Maren Hasert mit ihrem Heidetuch
Maren Hasert with her Tie-Wrap
Heather Shawl.
She won't be cold any more!
Maren used fine Baby Alpaca to knit her Heather Shawl. She added her
own design by inserting a cable
in the centre of the shawl.
Heidetuch mit Zopfmuster
Material used: 4-ply Baby Alpaca, Indigo dyed by Dorothea Fischer. This yarn is available from Dorothea.
Lenya mit Heidetuch
Heidetuch von Erika Schaa
Lenya mit Heidetuch
Lenya and her Dad.  She is wearing her very first Heather Shawl which was knitted by grandmother Erika Schaal.
A small, colourful version of the Heather Shawl was made first for the grandchild.

Lenya in February 2010.

Heidetuch von Erika Schaal
Erika Schaal mit Heidetuch
Heidetuch von Erika Schaa

Here are Erika Schaal’s first Heather Shawls.  She has added a flower
pattern to on of them.

The shawl is warm and soft, perfectly suited to protect against the cold in January 2010.

Close up of the flower pattern.

Erika Schaal mit Heidetuch
Heidetuch mit Maigloeckchen
Erika Schaal mit Heidetuch

The shawl was knitted with a blend of handspun Alpaca and Silk.

Erika Schaal entices spring to come with a Lily-of-the-Valley Heather Shawl.
Pale green edging from
a wool/silk blend form
the border.

The yarn was dyed with Cochenille by Dorothea Fischer.  It is available for sale from Dorothea.

Chelseas Tochter mit Heidetuch
Chelseas Tochter mit Heidetuch

These photos come from Chelsea Walsh in the USA.

She made a Heidetuch for her 18 month old daughter, who loves it.

 

Nele mit Heidetuch
Kinderheidetuch und Maigloeckchenmuetze
Nele mit Heidetuch

2 year old Nele received her Heather Shawl from
Erika Schaal on a cold day in March 2010.

A few weeks later, Lina Pauline is the recipient of a Heather Shawl and a cotton cap with a  Lily-of-the-Valley design.  She  seems to like her presents  and sure looks great wearing  them.  

This shawl was knitted with a cotton yarn, just like the one for granddaughter Lenya.
Barbara Fortun mit ihrem Heidtuch

This pictures shows Barbara Fortun with a Tie-Wrap Heather Shawl. She has added a crochet border.

She used the "KlugeStrickArt" method for the shawl.

Barbara Fortun mit ihrem Heidtuch
         
Marys erstes Heidetuch mit Häkelkante
Marys erstes Heidetuch mit Häkelkante
Marys erstes Heidetuch mit Häkelkante
This Heather Shawl with a crochet border was knitted by Mary Young from New Hampshire.
It was her first Heather Shawl.  In the meantime she has completed a few more!
Mary followed the pattern that was published in
Spin Off
, Spring 2008.

If you would like to publish your knitted shawl(s) on this page, please provide a picture either
by regular mail or per e-mail.

It is best to wash the completed shawl before you wear it or even take a picture of it! Washing enhances the appearance of the shawl - - much more so than steaming or just blocking might do. A lacy-knit pattern will bloom into a “work of art” after washing. Washing Instructions for Wool and Silk

Heidetuch, ungewaschen
Heidetuch mit Safranfaerbung
Heidetuch, gewaschen
The size and appearance of the finished shawl will vary, depending on the stage of construction. To illustrate this point, I’m showing 2 examples of the same “Heidetuch”: the one on the left is unwashed, the one on the right is washed.
Please note the small, round carpet as background: it helps to visualize the change in the size. The washed garment – though larger - - appears more homogenous.
Material used: handspun blend of wool and silk, dyed with saffron and bixa orellana.

IInstructions are available for individual (non-commercial) use only.

Knitting Instructions/Patterns

New: please pay with PayPal - - unless you order from within Germany.

You may pay on my account. Please contact me via e-mail and I will send you the necessary details..
Other countries: please inquire about shipping charges.

dorothea@lustauffarben.de

If you have additional  questions  about orders or patterns,
please contact Friedl Ballaban (friedl.ballaban@gmail.com).  
She is my English/German translator. 

 

Patterns - diese und weitere Strickanleitungen finden Sie hier:

The patterns are also available in Danish and German.

The translation into Danish and the addition of relevant photos was the result of Lotte’s visit in April 2007.

Dorothea am Computer mit Heidetuch
April 7, 2007: Dorothea busy at work on her homepage.

English Translation provided by Friedl Ballaban:

Lotte mit Bindetuch
 
Lotte Wackerhagen came to visit at Easter 2007. She brought along a shawl (Bindetuch version) which she had made with wool from my stash. You can see the result for yourself!
  Lotte mit Bindetuch
         
Lotte even designed and knitted
a shawl using the
Lily-of-the Valley- pattern!
  Lotte mit Maiglöckchen Bindetuch   Lotte mit Maiglöckchen Bindetuch
         
Dorothea mit Heidetuch
 
Here you see Dorothea at home on her balcony. She is wearing a small version of the “Heidetuch”.

Time to say “good bye”! Dorothea stands in front of Lotte’s Danish car, wearing a larger version of the “Heidetuch”.
 
Dorothea mit Heidetuch
         

 

In der Frühjahrsausgabe des amerikanischen Magazins Spin Off erschien am 1. April 2008 mein Artikel über die dänischen Bindetücher, verbunden mit einer Strickanleitung. Der Artikel entstand in Zusammenarbeit mit Lotte Wackerhagen, Friedl Ballaban und Mechthild Fischer.

SPIN OFF SPRING 2008