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Good for the more experienced,
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This review is from: Hardanger Embroidery: Complete and Practical Course (Dover Needlework) (Paperback)
A good, short book, most suited to those who have some skill in embroidery, and want to try the Hardanger style.
Hardanger is a counted-thread technique incorporating cut-work, which produces an attractive lacy result which washes and wears well. The stitches themselves are quite simple, being mostly blocks of satin stitch and needlewoven bars. It can be worked in white or cream, or in colours for a livelier effect.
The working instructions in this book are not so easy to follow, but happily there are good clear photos of what the writer means, and its easy to work from them. Its best to do a sampler of the stitches first, as the writer recommends, before tackling anything more ambitious. There are photos of some fine finished pieces too, which show how successful this technique can be.
If you are a complete beginner, you might need better instructions; if more experienced, you will appreciate the compactness of this booklet!