Meenakshi, I posted a larger size of that purple quilt, but the quality isn't good. I used an old camera and it's not giving good pics. Will try the new camera when I have understood all the directions :)
Thank you Meenakshi, I would love to be your stitching friend. Hardanger can be stitched on any even weave fabric, I have even stitched on afghans and gingham fabric, in my pictures you can see my bathroom curtains. The best place to find Hardanger books is "nordicneedle.com" here in the states, they have loads of Hardanger books and great teaching books, I have no idea what you can find in India. The border is done in a button hole stitch also called blanket stitch, and then cut out. I don't think there is any more eye strain than with any other stitching, I have been stitching counted cross stitch and Hardanger for over 55 years and still have good eyes, just make sure you have proper light. Connie
Hi Meenakshi, the Japanese embroidery looks quite neat on the back but very different. Lots of our work has many different layers so this can all get a bit complicated on the back. I've got a picture somewhere of the back of one piece. I'll see if I can find it for you.
Thank you again for your compliment on my pear wreath. i had been doing ribbon work for a while, and now i'm trying to integrate it into work with thread as well. when i finish something new i'll be sure to post it.