Decorative Designs in Hardanger

Decorative Designs in Hardanger

Book - 1998
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Explore the possibilities of this unique form of needle art, from equipment (needles, threads, hoops and beads) to techniques (needleweaving, buttonhole stitching, colonial knots, rosettes, and lacy edging). Even design your own patterns! While traditional hardanger uses white or cream thread and fabric, these projects incorporate vivid colors. Make a an exquisite shawl, an embroiderer's box, a keepsake wedding cushion, festive Christmas decorations, a pretty flowered vest, and dozens more.

Originally used during the late 17th century as a substitute for costly lace, hardanger continues to rise in popularity among needleworkers. Explore the possibilities of this unique form of needle art. Begin by choosing the right threads, needles, fabrics, hoops, beads, and other supplies. After mastering the stitches and techniques used, including needleweaving, buttonhole stitching, making eyelets, satin stitch, colonial knots, rosettes, and lacy edging, you're ready to choose from dozens of projects. Make a black currant pincushion, an exquisite shawl, a beautiful and useful embroiderer's box, a keepsake wedding cushion, a cheerful daisy greeting card, festive Christmas decorations, or a pretty flowered vest. Whether you've done needlework for years or are relatively new to the craft, you're sure to find hardanger to be an exciting addition to your stitching repertoire. Sally Milner 80 pages, 16 color illus., 30 b/w illus., 7 1/2 x 10.

Publisher: Burra Creek, NSW : S. Milner, c1998
ISBN: 9781863512145
Branch Call Number: 746.44 MAR
Characteristics: 108 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,26 cm.


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