Archive for the ‘Hardanger’ Category

25. The Open Canvas by Carolyn Ambuter

February 18, 2010

This is an encyclopedia of more than 300 openwork stitches, from pulledwork to hardanger to reticello and needleweaving.

The Open Canvas

It is also a simple project book, where several samplers are shown to complete.

Needleweaving sampler

If you are like me, you would rather make your own design to improve your designing skills.

pulledwork sampler

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20. Hardanger Embroidery by Hiroko Takeuchi

February 1, 2010

This was one of the many gifts I received from Asako-sensei, my teacher in bobbin lace making.This is a project book.

I like many projects in this book. I recently finished a napkin.

Here is my version:

it also has a photo of a sampler of all the basic stitches in Hardanger embroidery plus some of the more advanced stitches. Using only the photo as reference, I was able to construct my own version of the sampler.

Hardanger sampler designed by Hiroko Takeuchi

3. Fundamentals made Fancy by Janice Love

January 20, 2010

This is another book from Love. Right after Basics and Beyond, I made the project Victorian needlebox, the only project in the book. It features all the fancy stitches that can be done in hardanger embroidery.

Here is the back cover with the Victorian Needlebox:

Here is my version of the Needlebox:

2. Basics and Beyond by Janice Love

January 20, 2010

This is a great book for the beginner in hardanger embroidery  and I made all the projects in a short time.

Here are the projects at the back cover:

and here are my finished projects: