Chain stitch is a great way to give texture to embroidery. In the same way as back stitch, we are just outlining the shape, but it is a much bolder outline.[Read more…] about Stitching a motif with chain stitch
After the fabric threads have been cut and removed, there are open spaces in the cloth. The next step is to fill them in with stitching. This is what gives hardanger a beautiful lacy effect.[Read more…] about Hardanger Embroidery Tutorial Part 4 – Weaving and Dove’s Eye
After completing kloster blocks and blanket stitch, the hardanger piece is ready for the stitches that give it a lacy look. Some of these stitches are done one spaces where the fabric threads have been cut out and removed. But the first stitches to be done are eyelets.[Read more…] about Hardanger Embroidery Tutorial Part 3 – Eyelets and Cutting
Blanket stitch is commonly used in hardanger. A blanket stitch edge allows the piece to be cut out, and there is no need for a hem, since the blanket stitches enclose the threads and finish it off nicely.
It is similar to any other blanket stitch, but it is done over four threads, just like the kloster blocks.[Read more…] about Hardanger Embroidery Tutorial Part 2 – Blanket Stitch
Hardanger is a beautiful Norwegian embroidery that has counted thread and cutwork. That means that the stitches are made by counting the threads and making them in regular, even sizes on the fabric, and some of the background fabric is cut away.
It is not too difficult if you take it a step at a time. This is the first of a four-part tutorial that will step you through a small hardanger project – great for beginners.[Read more…] about Hardanger Embroidery Tutorial Part 1 – Kloster Blocks