Hardanger

Hardanger is a type of drawn thread embroidery, and takes its name from the south west region of Norway which it is associated with. It is traditionally a whitework technique which involves counted threads combining drawn threads and filling stitches. The main purpose of this sample is to show embroidery with drawn threads.

Top row from left:
Kloster blocks, drawn threads wrapped, with square filet filling,
Eight pointed star in satin stitch,
Kloster blocks, drawn threads with needle weaving, with divided branch stitch
Middle row from left:
Square eyelets,
Kloster blocks, drawn threads with needle weaving, with beaded square filet filling,
Satin stitch hearts
Bottom row from left:
Kloster blocks, drawn threads with needle weaving and picot
Traditional tulip in satin stitch
Kloster blocks, drawn threads with wrapped bars, with dove’s eye filling

Inside border : pin stitch
Oustide border/hem: back stitch picot with beads and open-sided square edging stitch

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