Hardanger- the basic stitches

Some of the stitches used in Hardanger include Running Stitch, Four Sided Stitch, Hem Stitch, Buttonhole Stitch, Squared Edging Stitch, Eyelet Hole Stitch, Star Stitch. Running Stitch: It’s the same as general running stitches. A combination of some small sized straight stitches.   Four Sided Stitch: This is a simple square created with four straight […]

Hardanger Embroidery- the basics

The basics of staring  Hardanger embroidery includes doing Kloster blocks and cutting & withdrawing the threads. Let’s start! Kloster blocks This is the most common feature of Hardanger embroidery. Kloster blocks are created by parallel Satin Stitches worked in a rectangular manner. All the stitches should be of same length, so the blocks look of same […]

Hardanger- the requirements

Hardanger is not a freestyle embroidery. To do this Embroidery, some specifics need to be followed. The design is generally done from charts, so counting the threads accurately is a very important requirement. It incorporates some basic stitches, like Eyelet Hole stitch and Star stitch. I’ll discuss these in my next post. I’ve learned this […]

Cable Chain Stitch

Well, it does not look like the cable stitch we did under Stem Stitch. Cable Chain Stitch will not be connected to each of chain stitches directly. There will be a loop in between the stitches. This loop makes the stitch look different from the usual chain stitches. I will work on a single line. […]

Zig zag chain stitch

Perfect for any decorative border, Zig Zag Chain stitch is simple chain stitch in a zig-zag manner. This stitch is done between two lines. Though the stitch is perfect for borders, it also looks amazing while embroidering different shapes. I tried to do circles using this stitch. But the major problem with my stitching was […]

Heavy Chain Stitch

Heavy Chain Stitch is a thick stitch. It gives a rich feeling to the embroidery work. Generally, this stitch is done with three or more layers of threads, so that the heavy look is prominent. Just like the reverse chain stitch, it starts from the reverse direction.  The Process:  1. Pull out the threaded needle […]

Petal Chain Stitch

Being another branch of Chain Stitch, this stitch is named Petal Chain Stitch because the completed work looks like small petals. It can be done from any direction, right to left or left to right. It looks amazing as borders. Petal Chain stitch involves Lazy Daisy Stitch. The process:  1. Pull out the threaded needle through […]

Russian Chain Stitch

This stitch is generally found in Russian embroidery. Paired with three lazy daisy stitches Russian Chain Stitches can be used to embroider any climbing plants or borders. Two lazy daisy stitches join in the first stitch. Generally, this stitch is done in the reverse order. The Process:  1. Pull out the threaded needle through the fabric. 2. […]

Hardanger Embroidery

Hardanger embroidery is a form of White Work. It is stitched in even-weave fabric, similar to Aida cloth. It’s assumed that Hardanger embroidery has originated in Persia and some parts of Asia. The name is taken from the eponymous fjord in Norway. Now, this embroidery is seen as Scandinavian in it’s general style. Generally, Hardanger […]

Heavy Chain Stitch

Heavy Chain Stitch or Heavy Braided Chain Stitch refers to a thicker chain stitch. The thread is looped twice to give a heavier vibe. Like reverse chain stitch or braided chain stitch, heavy chain stitch also starts with a straight stitch and  continues reversely. After the first loop, the completed stitch looks like a lazy […]