The New Anchor Book of Hardanger Embroidery Stitches

Author(s): S. Whiting

Craft - Embroidery

Techniques and Designs Hardanger embroidery is a type of openwork originating in Norway. Its key characteristic is the kloster block formed by working groups of satin stitches; between the blocks, the fabric threads are cut and withdrawn to leave holes and bars of loose fabric threads that can then be embellished by needleweaving and the use of decorative stitches. This essential guide covers materials and equipment, perfecting the Hardanger basics, and a range of decorative stitches worked step-by-step including lace stitch fillings and wheel patterns. Traditionally Hardanger motifs were worked white on white, however many of the featured designs explore how colour can be effectively introduced. There are charts for 36 border and motif designs and a range of project ideas show how these can be used to make attractive gifts or items for the home.


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Sue Whiting is an experienced embroidery designer and author of several books. She has designed for Coats Crafts UK and the needlecraft press and lives near Shipley, West Yorkshire.

Introduction; Materials and Equipment; Stitching Techniques; Stitch Directory; Kloster Blocks; Four-Sided Stitch; Ship Motifs; Snowflake Motifs; Eyelet Hole Stitch; Star Stitch; Running Stitch; Back Stitch; Double Running Stitch; Cable Stitch; French Knots; Fly Stitch; Cutting and Withdrawing Threads; Woven Bars; Double Woven Bars; Uneven Woven Bars; Overcast Bars; Double Overcast Bars; Woven Bars with Picots; Woven Bars with Looped Picots; Greek Cross Filling Stitch; Twisted Bars; Dove's Eye Filling Stitch; Square Filet Filling Stitch; Oblique Loop Filling Stitch; Spider's Web Filling Stitch; Interlocking Spider Webs; Branch Filling Stitch; Darned Wheel Filling Stitch; Circular Filling Stitch; Lace Filling Stitch; Knotted Star Lace Filling Stitch; Ribbed Wheel Filling Stitch; Buttonholed Circle Filling Stitch; Festoon Filling Stitch; Darning Filling Stitch; Hemstitch; Hemstitch Formations; Buttonhole Stitch; Squared Edging Stitch. Embroidery Ideas - Project ideas with step-by-step instructions for making up Additional Designs; Suppliers; Index

General Fields

  • : 9780715319154
  • : david
  • : david
  • : 0.299
  • : May 2005
  • : 279mm X 216mm X 6mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : S. Whiting
  • : Paperback
  • : 746.44041
  • : 64
  • : 50 colour photos, 200 2-colour a/ws, 36 charts