Thursday, 10 May 2012

Hardanger

[hahr-dang-er]

Hardanger is an embroidery openwork having elaborate symmetrical designs created by blocks of satin stitches within which threads of the embroidery fabric are removed.

Having taken the first step and decided to learn Hardanger embroidery, let me reassure you that it is every bit as difficult as it appears! I’ve done almost as much unpicking as I have done stitching since I started learning how to do it. Goodness knows what is going to happen once I start cutting. LOL

My efforts

That’s not to say that I’m giving up. No siree ( Bob)! I’m not a quitter.

I’m going to continue working on my practice piece and then, when I’ve mastered it, I’m going to join my group of ladies down at Colours Down Under doing this beautiful piece of work from Nordic Needle.



Whatever experimental stitching you are doing, I wish happiness & laughter to one and all,

Felicity

6 comments:

Maureen said...

I tried it once, the name sums it up - it's hard and it creates a lot of anger...

Carla said...

Hardanger seem so difficult to me...Good luck!

Stitching Noni said...

Hardanger is so beautiful but so far I haven't had the courage to try it! Good luck ;0). Look forward to seeing you do the Nordic one with the girls.
Are you going to the Craft & Quilt show in a couple of weeks time?

claire93 said...

you're a braver lady than me ^^

Lucy said...

Someday I think I would like to try it!

Felicity said...

Yes, I'm going to the craft fair here in Perth. I live in the city, so it's just a few blocks walk from home.