Early style Hardanger


Early Style  Hardanger originated in Norway and is quite different from contemporary Hardanger. The style of embroidery has been used on womens clothing and was  designed to imitate needle-made lace in the 1600 and 1700’s.

The Projects chapter has 10 beautiful projects including small projects through to larger projects. Included are projects such as a bookmark, square mat, tin pins, biscornu, table runners, Christmas stockings, cushion, lampshade, embroidered shirt and traditional apron.

The Stitches and techniques chapter includes:

  •  detailed stitch instructions, with each stitch taught in fully diagrammed, step-by-step format, with instructions for both left- and right-handed embroiderers.
  • Clear diagrams and or photographs to help you see exactly how to work the stitch or technique, and concise written instructions explain each step. As well as including some stitches that are well loved by Hardanger stitchers, this book reintroduces old stitches that have fallen out of regular usage outside of Norway.
  • A glossary, appendix and full index complete the book.

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Early style Hardanger

By Yvette Stanton

Price:  $39.95

Early-style Hardanger is not often seen outside of Norway, but is quite distinct from contemporary Hardanger. This historical style of embroidery has traditionally been used on the women’s clothing in the Hardangerfjord region, and was designed to emulate needle-made lace of the 1600s and 1700s.

Early-style Hardanger inspires you to create traditional-style Norwegian whitework embroidery, and demonstrates how to do it in bite-size portions, thereby allowing you to feel the satisfaction and sense of accomplishment of making your own beautiful embroideries.

Early-style Hardanger allows you to :

  • Discover what makes early-style Hardanger different from contemporary Hardanger.
  • Understand how to correctly and accurately work the stitches and techniques of this traditional-style embroidery. Both left- and right-handed instructions are included.
  • Learn to avoid problems, and have the self-assurance to fix any mistakes you make.
  • Have confidence to use your new skills to create ten attractive early-style Hardanger embroidery projects.

Additional information

Weight 0.6 kg
Dimensions 28 × 20 × 1 cm