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.

Hardanger 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.

MATERIAL
Embroidery linen 16 threads per cm or 40 HPI
Embroidery silk, black and cream
Embroidery needle without point

Instructions

Start to embroider from the center with 1 thread.
Then do the border and the little stars.
While embroidering the stars pull the thread a little tighter so it will make a little hole in the middle.The blue squares indicate were you have to carefully cut the fabric .
Embroider with cream as in the picture underneath in the holes.



When sewing up the cushion I use a piece of lining fabric under the embroidery.

 

 

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

MATERIALS:

     Aida: 4,5 thread per cm.
     DMC: 6 colours: dark brown, chestnut, middle brown, beige, gray-beige and ecru.
     Embroideryneedle.
     Kebab-stick.

  DESCRIPTION:

It would be wise to make a testpiece before you start, so you can practice the technique.

 
          picture 1                                     picture 2 

Take 1 thread of each of all 6 colours and thread them through the needle.
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.

Picture 2
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.

FINISHING:
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.


 

Put the 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.

A carpet pattern that is not too complicated can also be made this way .
 
 

Lots of success

Annelies de Kort