hardanger; colour complements threads

I have a couple of lovely examples of Hardanger to share today.  Hardanger is a form of embroidery traditionally worked with white thread on white even-weave linen or cloth, using counted thread and drawn thread work techniques.  It is sometimes referred to as whitework embroidery. 

Cheryl has stitched these two beauties.  Both patterns are from Cindy Valentine Design’s pattern pamphlet called Homespun Memories.  The above example measures 12×14 inches and is stitched on 20 count Lugana. 

hardanger; colourcomplements threads

The second example is a Hardanger bell pull which measures 6 x 17 inches on 20 count fabric.  Cheryl used Colour Complements Colour #190 in a size 5 and 8 perle cotton.  She added DMC Colour #800 to complement.

Colour #190 was used in Lorene Salt’s Shockwave that I stitched some time ago.

Thank you Cheryl – both are beautiful. It is wonderful to see a very traditional form of embroidery stitched with colour!

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