A blog about my stitching and other happenings in my life.
Friday, April 11, 2014
A Hardanger Finish
I worked on this Hardanger Runner for exactly a month. I started it on March 10th and finished in the wee hours of morning on April 9th. 85 hours of stitching. There was frogging involved!
I am quite happy with the way it turned out. The pattern is from Easing into Hardanger by Mary Hickmott. It is stitched on ecru hardanger fabric (22 count) with DMC 713 perle cotton in #5 and #8.
This is the second time I have done this runner. The first time was a few years ago, stitched it white on white, and donated it to a raffle at the German club. This time I donated it to the Education Foundation silent auction. It was purchased by someone who values hardanger as a gift for her Norwegan mother.
Here is a closeup of the Scandinavian Four Sided Edging. This edging is one of the reasons I love stitching this runner. It stitches up much faster than a button hole edging and looks more delicate, too.