You can do Hardanger embroidery! Do you want to try Hardanger embroidery but think it looks too difficult? Have you mastered the basics and want new challenges? This manual will take you step by step from novice to advanced stitcher, with helpful diagrams and hints and tips at every stage. Stunning Hardanger projects, graded beginner, intermediate and advanced, will guide you to your next level of expertise. You will refer to this manual again and again.
Elegant hardanger embroidery—a technique refined in the early 18th century—is once again in fashion. And one look at the close-up photos in this lovely guide reveal why: the pulled threads in this lacy style of stitchery form beautiful patterns that are perfect on tablecloths, napkins, handkerchiefs, and other fine items. Needleworkers will find all the necessary information on these inspiring pages: how to create corner borders, count and pull threads, do various types of hemstitches, blend colored and white threads, and more. The projects range from pretty placemats and doilies to openwork curtains with a peahole stitch motif.
ISBN : UOM:39015062097707
Genre : American literature
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Learn all there is to know about silk ribbon stitches, crazy-quilt stitches, composite stitches, and even left-handed stitches. Compact enough to fit in your work basket, the book is spiral bound-leaving your hands free to work.
“The age-old art of hardanger embroidery is easily within your reach thanks to this gorgeously illustrated guide....Detailed photographs, charts and illustrations take you step-by-step through techniques and stitches...challenge your newfound skills with a variety of projects for the home, including bed and table linens, window shades, and sachets.”—Butterick Home Catalog. “Includes photographs, thorough instructions, and patterns for beautiful home decor.”—Crafts. “A good choice for those wishing to learn this technique on their own.”—Library Journal.