Love You Dad - Hardanger Basics Masterclass
NEEDLEWORKPATTERN READY TO DOWNLOAD, DESIGNED BY Faby Reilly Designs
Have you ever tried making these beautifully lined up stitches interspaced with cutwork effects? How about giving Hardanger a try? Warning: you might find Hardanger a bit addictive...
Hardanger is an age old technique but the name stems from the Hardanger region in Norway, a mountainous area between Oslo and Bergen and where is was used to embellish household items.
It is worked on any evenly woven fabric, linen or evenweave, and Pearl cotton is used rather than stranded embroidery floss. Indeed, while stranded cotton lays flat providing good coverage in cross stitch, Pearl cotton has a beautiful round feel and creates a dimensional effect on the fabric. Pearl cotton is available in four sizes, #12, #8, #5 and #3 (from finest to largest), but usually for hardanger #5 is used and #8 for finer work. In this project 28 ct Cashel linen and Pearl cotton #5 are used.
Faby Reilly, expert needlework designer renowned for her excellent tutorials and Specialty Stitch Masterclasses, takes you by the hand in this fun to stitch Father's day project. It includes some straightforward cross stitch and backstitch, as well as a cute little Hardanger heart which will enable you to practice those stitches. This is an Expert level Quick Challenge pattern that any experienced cross stitcher can tackle.
The tutorial included with the chart cover all Hardanger stitches in detail (Kloster stitch, Cutwork and woven bars) with step-by-step photos and plenty of useful tips, including dos and don'ts, so you can't go wrong. A separate guide for framing your work is also provided.
A cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs.
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Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Love You Dad - Quick Challenge: Hardanger basics
Chart size in stitches: 60 x 60 (wide x high)
Needlework fabric: Zweigart 28ct Cashel linen, white (100)
Stitched area size: 11 x 11cm - 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch
Card aperture: 12 cm / 5" - Frame 15 cm / 6"
Stitches: cross stitch, backstitch, kloster blocks, cutwork, woven bars
Chart: Two step color chart : with cross stitch only + with all stitches
Number of colors: 4
Themes: kloster stitch and woven bar tutorial, learn hardanger basics, how-to stitch hardanger, father's Day greeting card
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