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
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
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
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
The below discussion is for counted embroidery. The two below links discuss purchasing fabric. If you are new to purchasing embroidery fabric or new to setting up an embroidery project I suggest you read both of these blog pages.
Purchasing … Read more
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
Thread ends: No knots please. The ends of your threads are secured by weaving them into the back side of the worked area of your design. I like to keep these weaved thread ends in among like threads. Such that … Read more
Masking tape isn’t an exciting embroidery tool but it sure comes in handy.
A caution, until you are use to the masking tape that you purchased I would suggest dabbing the masking tape about on whatever fabric you have selected … Read more
Stabbing vs sewing, how you stitch with your needle:
I have friends who prefer to work their Hardanger pieces using the sewing method.
I mostly use the stab stitching as I feel it is less stress on the fabric, stitching … Read more
I am currently writing the booklet for my Rhodes Stitch Collection and decided to add a discussion about checking your work now and then. It is a super pain to having done a bunch of stitching only to find that … Read more