Hardanger: Bar weaving, Fill-in Stitches, Picot Loops

completed card

Click photo to view my blog page on this Kreinik freebie design

Figure-8 bar weaving and examples of adding spokes and Picot loops to figure-8 bar weaving:
I find simple, non-adorned bar weaving to be as pretty as bar weaved areas with fill-in stitches.Christmas tree to the left is a freebie design on the Kreinik website. I stitched and used it as an insert into Christmas Cards that I sent out to close friends last year.

Figure-8 weaved bars

Figure-8 weaved bars – Click to enlarge photo.

You work the figure-8 weave by coming up in the middle of four fabric threads with half of the threads on each side of the needle.As shown on the photo, the pattern is: loop over half of the fabric threads, bring the needle up again in the middle, loop over the other half of the fabric threads, and so on.


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Weaving and spokes with comments

Adding spokes to figure-8 weaved bars.

Using buttonhole stitch for bar weaving and example of adding Rosette fill-ins:When I work the Rosette (Struvor) stitch I want the pulled weaved bars to form a nice symmetric Y-branch within the four corners. To accomplish this, I do 8 weaved bars of buttonhole stitches then, upon completion of the worked bars I add the Rosette stitch fill-ins. Click here to view my blog page discussing the Rosette stitch

Adding Rosette fill-ins to buttonhole weaved bars.

Adding Rosette fill-ins to buttonhole weaved bars.

Wrapped bar weaving
I have used wrapped bar weaving when adding Greek cross fill-ins to a bar weaved area. Below photo shows a wrapped bar as I begun to work a Greek Cross fill-in. Click here to view my blog page on Greek Cross fill-ins.

Wrapped bar weaving

Wrapped bar weaving

Fill in examples

Example of eyelets, Greek Cross, Dove Eye fill-in stitches and Picot loops

Dove eyes

Eyelets and Cross Stitches

Wrapped bars with Greek Crosses