Pillows

Waves of Fall pillow

My mom would have done a lot of hand basing and pinning when crafting a pillow and then use the sewing machine. Well, I like to wing it. Just go for broke and use the sewing machine … no hand …

Needles and Threads

Tapestry Needle

Hardanger is a counted embroidery worked on hardanger or linen fabric which has a “count” of 22 or more threads per inch. I have worked a hardanger design on 20 count, it turned out quite nice. On the 20 – …

Thread and Fabric Vendors

Hardanger satin stitch

Hardanger is normally worked in two weights of threads. For fabric with count of 22 through 25 I use size 8 and size 5 threads. Kloster blocks are worked in the heavier, thicker size thread which would be the size …

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 …

Purchasing Hardanger fabric

22 count fabric

I found purchasing fabric and thread a bit baffling when I first moved from kits to putting together my own choice of fabric and threads. I have found out what I need to know is how many fabric holes there …

Sewing the piping onto the front fabric

A few comments:

  1. Shorten the length of your sewing machine stitch.
  2. The raw edge of the piping points out toward the raw edge of your worked piece.
  3. You will be sewing such that the worked side of your design is