HARDANGER, hand dyed perle cottonI am delighted to share this beautiful HARDANGER project today.

Hardanger embroidery is a form of needlework traditionally worked with white thread on white even weave cloth, using counted thread and drawn thread techniques.  Today we see more contemporary versions using coloured threads, in particular size 8 and size 5 perle cottons.

Holly stitched this and it is her original design.  She explains that hardanger typically uses two sizes of thread, one for the kloster blocks and satin stitches and another size for the open work.  She has used size 8 perle cotton and size 5 perle cotton.  Her background is 22 count cross stitch fabric as her background.  The frame is actually a mirror Holly picked up from the thrift store which works beautifully.

If you would like to see more of Holly’s projects, check out her Facebook here.  Thanks so much Holly for sharing this lovely project 🙂

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