It's hard to know which group to beg answers from!
I'm interested in the combination of Drawn Thread, Needle Weaving and Surface Embroidery, with Hardanger techniques thrown into the mix.
I took advantage of free Hardanger classes several years ago. It destroyed any illusion that I had "perfect eyesight!" I managed a couple small projects before naming it 'too hard to see' and moving on.
I bought myself a light a few weeks ago. Okay that helps!
A week or so ago I came across a picture at Maggie's Textiles
- the 2nd one down - and felt compelled beyond all reason to count threads of fabric again!! (Am I right in guessing MargB & Maggie are one and the same - and a member here? ;)
Cutting was not so scary as I remember it - although I am going to need some sharper scissors. But what seemed a huge expanse of open cut threads before attempting to follow Mary Corbet's tutorial for Hem Stitching, turned out to be a scrawny little patch for Surface Embroidery! Will need to go bigger and braver with next attempt. (And learn to count...I would have sworn this would be square until yesterday when I realized it wasn't!! There are 20 "threads" one way and only 15 the other. Sigh.)
But I do want to finish this first. I will add knots and maybe some beads to the center and I want to "do something" with the drawn thread space. Referring back to Maggie's piece - are those "eyes" of needle weaving the threads a Hardanger technique?
picture - fingers crossed this works - or I can figure out how to edit. Laurie in Maine