Category: Finishing

Turned hem

Red Yellow Tulips

For the turned hem you could work the border of the design in Hardanger satin stitch or Hardanger buttonhole edge stitch. If you choose to do a turned hem be sure to add several inches all the way around the … Read more

Finishing Hardanger and Bargello designs

Entwined Pomegranates - Bargello

There are several ways you can display your finished piece, here are the ones that I discuss on my blog pages.

– Hem (turned or buttonhole edge) my finished pieces for display on a cabinet top or shelve.

– Framing, … Read more

Finishing Cards

Preparing gifts

I get a lot of pleasure embroidering card-sized designs to give as gifts during holiday seasons.

Preparations do not only involve the stitchery work, but also choosing and ordering windowed cards and mats for mounting. The mat boards I use … Read more

Matting and Framing

Snowy White Mocha closeup

I have several of my embroidery pieces framed for wall display but cost of the frame and not enough wall space has about put a stop to my framing completed pieces. We have two cabinet tops at waist height and … Read more


Waves of Fall pillow
What style pillow do you want to make? Sharp edge pillows have one seam around the edge. I normally stuff loose filling into this style of pillow. A box pillow has a 2-3 inch width of fabric that separates the… Read more

Buttonhole edge stitch

Buttonhole stitched edge

There are several edges that I have seen on Hardanger worked pieces: turned hem, fringed and buttonhole. I mainly finished my worked Hardanger designs with a buttonhole worked edge so that I can trim off excess fabric.

This stitch edge … Read more