Elegant Hardanger Embroidery

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Hardanger embroidery is a style of cutwork embroidery that originates from the Hardanger region of Norway. It involves white embroidery on white fabric, where the removal of some of the fabric's threads produce a lacy effect. Elegant Hardanger Embroidery is a book of beautiful projects with step-by-step instructions to appeal to a wide range of contemporary needleworkers. All 15 projects have been created especially for this book and are graded from beginner, intermediate to advanced level. They contain stitch ...
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Overview

Hardanger embroidery is a style of cutwork embroidery that originates from the Hardanger region of Norway. It involves white embroidery on white fabric, where the removal of some of the fabric's threads produce a lacy effect. Elegant Hardanger Embroidery is a book of beautiful projects with step-by-step instructions to appeal to a wide range of contemporary needleworkers. All 15 projects have been created especially for this book and are graded from beginner, intermediate to advanced level. They contain stitch instructions, project instructions, black and white diagrams and charts and beautiful colour photographs of all 15 projects. The projects range from traditional white to those which use colour, beading, and metallic and overdyed threads. Their practical application includes cushions, table linen and scissors cases, along with purely decorative examples such as framed pieces and samplers. Whatever your experience or tastes, Elegant Hardanger Embroidery has something for you.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743234559
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia
  • Publication date: 7/1/1902
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 8.28 (w) x 11.22 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 5
Before you begin 7
Hardanger fabric 9
Thread 9
Other equipment 10
Preparing your fabric for stitching 11
How to read a Hardanger chart 12
Left-handed Hardanger 13
Caring for embroidery 13
Stitch instructions and techniques 15
Notes 17
Starting with a waste knot 17
Starting a thread 18
Finishing a thread 18
Stitching order 18
Kloster blocks 19
Satin stitch 20
Eyelets 21
Cutting and removing threads for needleweaving 22
Needleweaving 23
Wrapped bars 26
Dove's eye stitch 27
Four-sided stitch 28
Cable stitch 28
Algerian eyelet stitch 29
Beading 29
Buttonhole edge 30
Spider's web 32
Faggot stitch 33
Greek cross 33
Lacy buttonhole edge 35
Knotted picot 36
Looped picot 37
Triangular webs with buttonhole bars 39
Twisted Y with looped picots 39
Spider's web in eyelets 40
Hardanger projects 41
Beginner Hardanger
Patchwork cushion 43
Hardanger box 46
Hand towel 48
Scissors case 57
Christmas stocking 59
Intermediate Hardanger
Square sampler 61
Star cushion 62
Karen doily 64
Gift cards 66
Honeysuckle tablecloth 68
Advanced Hardanger
Claire doily 71
Trish runner 72
Waterlily mini cushion 75
Genevieve framed doily 78
Organza bolster 80
Index 84
Chart symbols reference guide 86
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