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Gina Marion

Classic Hardanger

An edited bindup of the two popular books from Gina Marion, Creative Hardanger and Decorative Designs in Hardanger. This one volume now contains all the hardanger you need to know. Stitches, techniques, and over 50 stunning projects with many designs using coloured fabrics and threads. Some projects are embellished with beads and metallic threads. Now in one volume, Classic Hardanger will answer the need of any embroiderer interested in this style of embroidery.

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“Introduction.Getting started: order of work; threads; needles; scissors; hoops; beads; fabric; summary of hints. Stitches: kloster blocks; eyelets; Algerian eyelets; satin stitch; cable and double cable stitch; cutting and withdrawing threads; woven bars (needleweaving); picots; dove’s eyes; square filets; Maltese crosses; buttonhole stitch; holbein stitch; rosette; blanket stitch flower; divided wrapped bars; herringbone stitch; lacy edging; decoration and decorative embroidery; back stitch; bullion stitch; colonial knots; lazy daisy stitch; bullion lazy daisy stitch in ribbon; detached buttonhole or cast-on stitch; fly stitch; stem stitch; making a tassel; embroidered flowers. Projects: Samplers: First sampler; Second sampler. Bookmarks: heart bookmark; white and green bookmark; diamond bookmark; light blue & white bookmark; pink and white bookmark. Paperweights: rectangular paperweight; square paperweight; heart paperweight; blue round paperweight; pink paperweight. Hand towels: blue hand towel; green hand towel; coral hand towel. Place mats. Blue Doily. Cushions: apricot diamond and star cushion; blue diamond and star cushion; green braid and lace cushion; mauve braid and lace cushion. Tray cloth. Christening gown. Shawl. Poinsettia trinket box. Shades of green doily. Flower vest. Pincushions: blackcurrant; mauve delight; blue daisy; rays of gold; Tile. Wedding cushion. Embroiderer’s box. Flower doilies; flannel flower doily, daisy doily. Cards: daisy; sweet pea heart; rose. Starbursts: blue; red; emerald. Christmas decorations: starry night; mosaic; checked diamond; charm of Christmas; star of Christmas; hearts of Christmas; bell; lacy diamond; gold flower diamond; to make Christmas decorations.

Designing your own hardanger: roses of Autumn doily; tulip doily; rose heart; delphinium coaster.”

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