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Hardanger Wall Hanging

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Category Embroidery
Type Home Decor
Style Romantic, Formal / Bridal, Classic
Janet Hiemstra on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton embroidery thread

Janet Hiemstra on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? The delicacy of the final product.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure you have good lighting and lots of patience counting threads.

Janet Hiemstra on craftsy.com

Really beautiful and a lovely tribute to your Mother!

06/08/2011 Flag

This is very thoughtful to pay tribute to your mother. I can't decide on what I'm going to do for my mother. Thanks for the idea. God bless you.

07/30/2011 Flag

Hardanger is a delicate form of openwork which originated in the Hardanger region of Norway hundreds of years ago. It spread to Europe and was brought to the U.S. by Scandinavian immigrants. It is counted thread embroidery and must be worked on even-weave fabric. Hardanger fabric with twenty-two thread count is the most common. It is worked with two different sizes of DMC Pearl Cotton. The book I used to learn was BEGINNER'S CHARTED HARDANGER EMBROIDERY by Susan L. Meier and Rosalyn K Watnemo. The pattern for this project is in HARDNGER EMBROIDERY FAVORITES, page 47, by the same authors.

08/05/2011 Flag

Hardanger is a wonderful pasttime for me. I have enjoyed it for years. My grandmother was Norweigan, but she didn't do it. I have a couple of girlfriends who also do it. Nordic Needle has several books with patterns and some people make up their own patterns. It is very delicate and takes time. Have fun doing it. Sandy

03/21/2012 Flag