A HARDANGER CUSHION
You can print this pattern for your own use or to give to a friend to enjoy, but it cannot be used for commercial purposes.
embroidery is an old technique and it is so nice to do. Would you
like to know how to start?
In Holland I give workshops for you on how to do hardanger embroidery.
Embroidery linen 16 threads per cm or 40 HPI
Embroidery silk, black and cream
Embroidery needle without point
Start to embroider from the
center with 1 thread.
HAND TIED CARPET
You can print this pattern for your own use or give it to a friend to enjoy, but it cannot be used for commercial purposes.
HAND TIED CARPET - SEVENTIES STYLE
Aida: 4,5 thread per cm.
DMC: 6 colours: dark brown, chestnut, middle brown, beige, gray-beige and ecru.
It would be wise to make a testpiece before you start, so you can practice the technique.
picture 1 picture 2
thread of each of all 6 colours and thread them through the
Make the stitches around the kebab stick as shown in Picture 1
This picture is from an Ariadne Magazine from 15 sept. 1967.
I did not use a flat wooden stick, but a round kebab stick.
Once you have done the stitching you get a piece of Aida with little loops.
You can see that in the top part the loops are already cut.
At the bottom they still need to be cut.
When everything is tied and cut, then comes the finishing touches.
Cut the carpet and leave a seam of about 2 cm.
Cut off the corners.
Thread the needle with 6 threads of écru.
Fold the fabric, so that 1 row of holes is still visible.
needle through the double layer of fabric, put it again through
the same hole,
then put it in the next hole.
Continue this way until you come to a corner: there you need to make extra stitches so
that none of the white fabric remains visible.
Another option would be to use thin wool.
Always make a testpiece first.
pattern that is not too complicated can also be made this way .
Lots of success
Annelies de Kort