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Creative Ideas with Hardanger Hardcover – Aug 2001

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  • Hardcover: 95 pages
  • Publisher: Lark Books,U.S.; 1 edition (Aug. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579902774
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579902773
  • Product Dimensions: 28.6 x 22.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,892,993 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dorothy Wood has a degree in embroidery and textiles and is the author of a number of books on these subjects. She also contributes regularly to stitching magazines, such as Crafts Beautiful, The World of Cross Stitch and Beautiful Stitches. She lives in Osgathorpe, Leicestershire, with her husband and three children. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I've got most of Dorothy Wood's beading and jewellery books and love the way she wrote those, so when I became interested in Hardanger embroidery and saw she'd written a book on the topic I hit 'add to basket' immediately:) Glad I did, this is a very good book with the usual Dorothy Wood writing style that teaches, and gives encouragement to spread one's crafty wings - will I do many of the projects in this book - likely not, but the charts she provides are easy to use for other projects. I was able to create a lovely sampler chart from the charts which is half stitched and really lovely.

The first pages are an excellent (as usual with DW) examination of the history, fabrics (especially helpful as she discusses drape and which fabrics to use for each purpose), tools, materials, and first steps to Hardanger then become a bit of a stitch dictionary with excellent diagrams showing how to accomplish the stitches.

The one niggle is the lack of crystal clear cutting instructions but Anchor and JP Coates websites both have such outstanding videos I couldn't drop a rating star on this book. Cutting is addressed in each project but newcomers to Hardanger would be well served to watch the videos before having a go with Hardanger scissors!

The section is over 50 pages of stunning projects. She gives step-by-step instructions for creating the gorgeous projects in the book - few to my tastes or needs but stunners and there is something here for anyone. The book closes with full colour DMC colour tables and supplier lists.

An excellent addition to the home stitcher library, I'm glad I bought this!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 20 Mar. 2014
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This is a wonderful collection of contemporary Hardanger. Great projects, very clear instructions and very inspirational for both beginners and experienced sewers. I love, love, love it.
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A beginners look at hardanger 22 Aug. 2001
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This is my first book on hardanger after doing some basic stitches from a kit. I am excited by the many projects in this book because they are so different from the usual table runners, etc. that I've seen in other books. The pictures of the projects are great and there are clear pictures of the completed stitches in both the stitches section and projects section. However, there are some problems with the instructions on how to complete some of the stitches. I became very frustrated with one of them in the stitches section and even though there were better instructions in the project section, at least one stitch never was explained very well. I have not yet done any of the projects, but am truly looking forward to doing some of them. I am glad I purchased the book for the beautiful projects.
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hardanger 26 Mar. 2013
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Beautiful book, excellent photos but a little skimpy on how to create some of the fancier stitches. This is not really a beginner's book but meant for someone very familiar with hardandger and most needlework shops would not carry some of these fabrics that Ms Wood is using. They would have to be special ordered or ordered on line.
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