Hardanger Filling Stitches by Yvette Stanton

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Hardanger Filling Stitches

One of the major features of Hardanger embroidery is its cutwork, and within that cutwork there are myriad stitches that can be used to embellish and decorate. This book brings together the widest range of Hardanger filling stitches ever compiled. It includes both traditional and contemporary stitches, from the very simple right through to the incredibly complicated, all broken down into clear, step-by-step instructions with diagrams for every step.

There are colour-coded left-handed (red) and right-handed (blue) instructions for every stitch, and the step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, whether you’re a learner who works best by seeing (the illustrations) or reading (the words), or both. Yvette Stanton’s expert guidance will help you on your way to making beautiful Hardanger embroidery filling stitches, as well as learning to avoid problems, and gain the self-assurance to fix any mistakes you make.

The featured project will be a Hardanger band sampler; this will feature many of the stitches demonstrated in the book, including Rosette filling stitch, Blanket stitch, Edelweiss, Festoon stitch, spider’s-web and Greek crosses.

There is also plenty of historical information on Hardanger filling stitches, including photographs of historical and contemporary examples; Yvette also provides ample information on materials and equipment and tips and tricks including critical information on tension.