Monday, 22 April 2013

Hardanger #3

Time for another look at my Hardanger SAL.  I'm sewing along with Mabel Figworthy's Fancies Song of the Weather SAL and despite not getting started until a few week's ago, I'm now up to date!  Fancy a look at April's block?

I'd worked the Portuguese ladder stitch in the centre when I realised something was wrong...  yep, I'd not been reading the directions properly and had sewn it all in one colour.  I didn't think it looked right as the only light blue was the Greek Crosses in the corners. I ripped it out.

Much better.  Though it's a shame the same can't be said for my photography skills!

Once again, I really loved stitching this up.  Seriously, if you like cross stitch or embroidery, you should try Hardanger.  Those funny wiggly things in the middle are my first ever attempts at bullion stitches.  They're not very good, but they will do!

So I'm all up to date and here are the first four blocks.  Two more to go on this panel and I'll work some kind of sashing between them.  I'm enjoying this so much, I'm not sure I can wait until May, I feel another Hardanger project coming on!

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Anna said...

J'adore !!!!
Bonne semaine !

Samantha said...

I really like this one, I couldn't be bothered to do it myself so I'll just enjoy looking at your photos :)

Shirley Cryan said...

I love see this, it's so pretty and delicate.

Sheila said...

Love them, your doing great. Looking forward to seeing the rest of them

Alison said...

These are gorgeous!


JoJo said...

I love them!!! Maybe someday I'll try hardanger.

Say I have a question for you - I am working on a ribbon embroidery project which is coming out fine, but the blue pattern lines are showing all over the place. I've never washed or blocked a project before and I'm a little afraid I'm going to mess it up or ruin the ribbons if I get them wet, even though the instructions include how to wash the lines off. Any suggestions are appreciated!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Beautiful, beautiful stitching, Wendy!!!

Sandra :) said...

WOW those are so delicate and lacy looking - really pretty!

heart of charnwood said...

Lovely! Good work Wendy.

Jane Galley said...

The stitch is so much easier to see when it's in two colours, well done on the bullion knots, I love them

SuperMomNoCape said...

Each on of these is pretty than the last! Love this one.

margaret said...

some lovely hardanger, my favourite technique, wish I had known about this SAL