A Confetti of Hardanger
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A Confetti of Hardanger

Stitch size:- 174 stitches square

This stunning Hardanger sampler can be worked on 22ct Hardanger fabric, or any evenweave/linen fabric.  It can be framed or finished as a doily.

Are you looking to learn this technique from scratch, or have you tried a few small projects and you're ready for something more?  Perhaps you are already proficient in the technique but you'd like to show case all your skills in one sampler?  A Confetti of Hardanger is the one for you!

Starting with the basics, you are taught the right way to work Kloster blocks, satin-stitch motifs, pulled eyelets, cable and double-back stitch, all surrounded by a buttonhole-stitch border.  Then you are taught how to cut your work so that it doesn't unravel - and more importantly, what to do if you cut a wrong thread!  Finally you are given step by step instructions on wrapping, weaving, Dove's Eyes, Square Filet, Picots, Spiderwebs, Curled-V in a fan, Struvor, Edelweiss and finally buttonhole bars!  WOW!

In fact, the entire PDF has over 70 pages - not so much a chart, as an entire book!  Superb value for money, you will come back to this one time and time again! 

But what if the thought of cutting your precious stitching still terrifies you
?  You still get your money's worth - instructions are given for alternative stitches, including spiderweb roses, woven-fans, pulled stitches, smyrna, and many others.

Does the whole sampler look a little bit daunting to you?  Each of the little diamond motifs could be worked as a project in it's own right - wouldn't they make adorable scissor fobs, or to put on a card?  Add a buttonhole border following the instructions and make yourself a set a matching coasters that will be the envy of any who see them.  Or how about making each one a 'page' to put into a Hardanger sampler 'book'Work the three central motifs ones on a long rectangle for a truly special bookmark.  Work just the outer border for a truly special place-mat.

(This project was originally worked as a Stitch-A-Long on my Yahoo group, The Stitch Specialists.   Why not join us and see what else we're working on?)

Copyright:  Bee's Needleworks, 2013