For all, who want to stitch and to talk about Hardanger-Embroidery
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Thanks all of you for your positive comments!
Lorelai: I´m just a beginner so I too have to make strict patters, but I do it in paper.. :) And of course my projects are still very basic patterns what I do. But this is great fun!!
Nice work. It is so satisfying to complete a piece with your own design. I usually have to plan mine out on graph paper, to be sure everything meshes together correctly. Perhaps I'm just timid.
Welcome Sanna, I like your project.And of course, I had a look at your interesting blog. It's long ago I that painted my designs by hand. I use a digital program since 10 years. My blog is here: http://hardangercafe2.blogspot.ch/ . Unfortunately I my latest post is easter. I was ill for month. But now I started a new project for the winter time.
I'm working with pearl # 5, 8 and 12 thread.
It looks very nice. I just love the hearts in the center of the piece below. I did a piece in blue once, but I am so used to the beige and ecru, that I gave it away. She loved it.
As far as using #3 thread...to thick for me.
Hi, I have just found this interesting site!! I`m a beginner in hardanger and very enthusiastic about it! I have a blogsite (unfortenately still in finnish..) for my unfinished works: I save the stiching processes of my works and it´s like my own stiching-diary where I put all the tips I want to remember :) http://kirjontaunelmia.blogspot.fi
The great thing in hardanger is, that you can plan what you want to do as you are doing it!! And it´s also exciting to cut the threads... Here is my latest project, the pattern is very basic but I have planned it myself!
I've done Hardanger on Aida, but it wasn't easy! It was a simple design using PC 3 on a small towel with an Aida insert for a border. I was surprised, but it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be to pull the threads. But I still wouldn't recommend it if you want to do a larger project.
Mary in MN
I never tried it, but I think the best result you can get with evenwave fabric.
Iris: I tried that to see if it would work. Here is the sample.
Here is the same design worked 3 ways: kloster blocks 4x4 threads, kloster blocks 6x6 threads and the one on 14 count aida.
I think it looks OK. But I haven't tried washing it, so I don't know if the structure of the cloth makes it less secure. One problem I did have in working it is that I had to use a thick needle to hold the pearl 3. The needle plus the thread at the eye made a thick node to pull through the cloth. The hole was really too small, so every stitch was a battle to pull the needle through the hole. Very annoying. I doubt I will do that again. If I want to work that large again, I will try a single weave cloth.
I can't imagine doing Hardanger on Aida fabric, it can't be easy to pull the threads.
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