Thursday, March 7, 2013

Hardanger and Schwalm Work

The hardanger doily is coming out well.  For the first time I was able to stitch the hardanger star motif.  The embroidery was difficult for me and it had to be pulled out several times.  Then the real fun started with cutting threads and weaving the uncut ones.

Embroidered stars.
Cut threads and reweaving started.
Even on 22 threads to the inch the doily looks lacy.  So far the closter blocks are lining up, the only problem has been two threads accidentally cut.  The cut threads were easily rewoven and don't show.  Earlier I was tempted to add some Schwalm embroidery techniques but decided to stick with the traditional hardanger.  Tomorrow hopefully the first diamond will be finished.

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