Needles and Threads

Tapestry Needle

For 18 count fabric I use single strands of size 5 and size 3.

For 20 – 24 count fabrics I used size 5 through size 8 threads.

If you use a higher count fabric than 24 you will probably … Read more

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 … 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

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 … Read more

Sewing the piping onto the front fabric

A few comments:

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

Creating your own piping

Getting Ready:

I used Wright’s 1/4-inch 100% cotton cording that I purchased (50-yard spool) on Cut off a length of the cord (this is used as the core within the piping) that is several inches longer than you need … Read more

Sharp edge pillow without piping

sharp edge pillow without piping

Sharp edge pillow without piping

I work leaning back in a recliner chair and find myself tilting my head slightly forward as I stitch so my neck gets tired. My Starburst design, worked on 18 count mono canvas, count size… Read more