Hardanger Sampler

This is a bit of a blast from the past. One year, many, many moons ago, I’d made a Hardanger tablecloth as a present for my mum. And as the fabric used ain’t cheap, I thought I’d make a sampler with the offcut. Here it is:

IMG_5436

Hardanger Sampler

 

Hardanger embroidery comes from the Hardanger region of Norway. It is generally stitched in the same/similar colours – traditionally white thread on white background. Holes are cut into the fabric and intricate stitches create a lace effect. For more on Hardanger, have a look here.

I wanted to try out a variety of stitches and because I was still a beginner at that stage and ‘experimenting’ with tension, some of the blocks look different than the ones on the opposite side of the sampler. Oh well, it’s ‘hand made’, isn’t it?

 

IMG_5437

Close-up of my Hardanger Sampler.

Advertisements

About alycevr

Academic, translator & maker of things
This entry was posted in Crafts and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s