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