"Thanks, Noelle. I guess I should have known that. I have done many Walneto stitches. LOL! But for some reason it just didn't click. As I am typing this, I am also watching the pictures of your stitching go by. You have some beautiful pieces,…"
"I just remembered that I posted a picture of the items I stitched with this particular stitch on it. It is on my page, under photos. It is a photo of a couple of ornaments in various stages of stitching. The only difference between your stitch…"
"This is really beautiful, and I love the colors. Can you tell me what the stitch in the middle is, or where I could find instructions? I did a variation of this stitch and don't remember where I found it to begin with, or anything else about…"
"I like geometric designs the most. Biggest reason is that they are counted, and not on painted canvas. Painted canvas is beautiful, with some great designs, but coming from a counted background of cross stitch and hardanger can make painter canvas…"
"What a lovely use of a family Hair loom :) ... seriously lovely tho :)))
My mum used to keep her hair too and use it for different hairstyles... I wonder if they did felt work with their hair... I know that art work and embroidery used to be…"
"Amanda, I was checking Ebay out for something else, but came across several Janice Love books there. They generally cost a bit less on Ebay, but I found one that cost $37 too. Don't know how they expect to sell it at that price because it is…"
I have used EasyGrapher for quite a few years now, and find it really does a great job for hardanger designs. It is also great for needlepoint and cross stitch too, but there are better programs for cross stitch. I am pretty sure…"
If you are going to try designing, then you really need the Janice Love books. There are templates in the back of the first book to use for designing, and also a section on design. It is really helpful. I started designing my own…"
"Amanda, I forgot one - Victoria Sampler, Thea Dueck's website, has some beautiful hardanger designs to buy, and quite a few free designs too. She also has some video tutorials for stitches which are really helpful. www.victoriasampler.com"
"Amanda, do you have the Janice Love books, Hardanger, and Fundamentals made Fancy? I love these books, use them for reference all the time, and they even have some nice designs in them too. Other than that, yes I agree it is hard to find good…"
Thank you Cindy, I thought I may as well try some colour, your's is always so beautiful. I always feared the colour, especially overdyed thread would detract from the beauty of the technique. Lovely to have your support.
You asked about my buttonhole stitch border - I have seen it in a number of places but the only one I could lay my hands on quickly was the Anchor Manual of Needlework, which basically says to 'hemstitch the sides and decorate groups of 6 threads with buttonhole stitch'. Not much help but just have a go! Your work is lovely and you should be able to do this easily with your experience.
Hello Cindy. I did not mean support so much with the Hapsburg, but support in general, as you have followed my stitching, and given such lovely comments, as have many other SF members. For that I thank you. I did see that you said you did not know so much of the Hapsburg stitching. I am sure you would breeze through it. Happy Holidays to you. I've just started a large piece of hardanger, can't put it down.
Hello Cindy, When I was sending the friend request I found it limits the words , so I've just popped by to tell you I admire your work, it is superb, I've never done hardanger but I have x-stitched, I do love your orts jars and found the story of the hair receiver very interesting. :) Anne
Hi Cindy, thanks for offering support regarding the Hapsburg. I am thrilled with the article, just thrilled and will probably do something in a larger project in 2011. I think you would find it a dream style to work and sail through it in no time. I will talk to you about it in the New Year, life a little hectic for going off on a new tangent at this time. Cheers.
Hello Cindy. I have only had a little go at hardanger and I'm afraid my version was not all that good. Your examples here are just beautiful. Something funny though, I Googled Hardanger and it came back - "Did you mean Hard Anger". :-) Regards Dianne.
Hi Cindy, thanks for noticing the needlecase. I thought of you most of the time I was stitching it. The stitch does go well when you work out how it is made up. I enjoyed it very much, it covers quickly, but very hard to 'unstitch' if you make a mistake, which I did with my overs and unders [interlocking colours]. Anyway, I've done it now, so I'm happy I can tick that stitch off, as well as the edging [plaited buttonhole stitch]. Would love to try something in Half Rhodes Stitch, it looks interesting design wise.