Sunday, September 11, 2011

Hardanger Photos for Wendy!

This post is for Wendy.  I am so sorry it took me a long while to get this up on my blog.  I hope that this is what you wanted and if you need anything else, let me know...

This is a pillow cover I made for my daughter.  It has a white background with pink and white stitching. I got this gorgeous pattern out of a Spanish magazine.


This is an Advanced Sampler I made a few years ago.


The stitch below is called Edelweiss and is my very favorite stitch.


I know that this one has Wrapped Bars but don't remember the name of the whole stitch!




This one is called Bullion.  Love it.






These are Picots.  My teacher said I was really good at this stitch!






Those are most of the stitches on the Advanced Sampler.

This is my Bargello that I am working on now.  It has a lavendar fabric with 3 shades of purple.  I have done all the base work and am now ready to move on to the flowers but don't know how to do it as it is Bargello and the stitches are completely different.  I need help and hopefully someone can help me tomorrow at our weekly Hardanger meeting.


I hope this is the eye candy you wanted Wendy.  I can try to get the names of all these stitches if you would like.

Also, there is a You Tube group from the UK called Hardanger.  This might be good for you as you are in the UK!?  You can google Nordic Needle to buy supplies.  This is based in the US and is extremely expensive but this hobby is expensive.  They ship overseas and are very well stocked.  You can just get a catalog and enjoy browsing it.  They are also online.

All the best and let me know if I can help more!

19 comments:

Anne said...

I'm not Wendy, but Oh my goodness you are one talented gal! Those are just beautiful! I have done hand embroidery, but NOTHING like that. Just stunningly beautiful!

Coffeebean's Dailies said...

Anne: Thank you so much! It takes me a long, long time to get these pieces done! I am not fast as I damaged my right in the process of cross stitching a birth announcement for my 12 year old niece! So I have to take it slow! Still, it is such a beautiful hobby! Thanks again!

Vickie said...

Wow! Really great work. :) Hugs!

Deema said...

wow you made this??? these are great mashallah you have such a great talent<3

Mae V West said...

I am totally amazed at the beautiful work you have done!! I have done a very little Hardanger so I know how much work it is. So, I know how much work you have done, how wonderful your pieces our. Keep it up! They are truly masterpieces! Virginia

Coffeebean's Dailies said...

Vickie: Hi there! I owe you a visit over at your blog! I'll come over later today! Thank you so much!

Deema: Yes I made these and one more that I did not manage to dig out. Thank you! The needle is therapy for me!

Mae V West: Cool name! Welcome to my blog! Thank you for your kind words. Thank you so much and it's so nice to meet someone 'who knows'!!! ;-)

nima said...

wow...that's lovely Alia...thank you for sharing

Coffeebean's Dailies said...

Nima: Thank you Nima. Would still love to see you join us on Sunday mornings! We just lost three ladies so our group is small! You are always welcome so let me know and I can let you know who is hosting that week.

Wendy said...

Oh. Wow! Thanks so much for these pictures, your work is stunning! I've started a basic Hardanger pattern, but it's just Kloster blocks, cut work and Needleweaving, I had no idea there were so many different ways to work Hardanger, and the colour! Incredible! you've really piqued my interest for this skill now, I want to learn it all! Thanks so much. xx

Chick Flick Journal said...

Wow mashAllah these are probably the prettiest I've seen from your work <3

Rabid said...

Beautiful work! I love finding other people who love hardanger as much as I do :)

Joan said...

what beautiful work you do. I have done some small pieces in hardanger and am now inspired to do more. The eidilwiess (spelling?) stich is the prettiest I have ever seen. I am off to google it to see if I can find an explanation

Joan said...

What beautiful work you do. I love the advanced sampler; the Edelweiss stitch is the prettiest I have ever seen. I have done some hardanger work in the past, but only small stitches. I am now inspired to start another one, and will google how to do the edelweiss stitch too.

Anita said...

Wow!You'd done a great job.

Coffeebean's Dailies said...

Anita: Thank you so much! How kind of you to comment! I hope you find the wonderful world of Hardanger and try your hand at it!

Roxane said...

Beautiful work! I love to do hardanger embroidery too. I recognize some of these stitches, but many of them are new to me. Where did you learn? Do you have a favorite book or reference which teaches these stitches? I would really love to learn how to do some of them! Thank you for posting! Such beautiful work! Inspiring!

Anonymous said...

Hi. beautiful work, i too would like to know the names of the stitches you used. some of them are very interesting and unique looking. much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

wow your work is breath taking i love it.I just started back doing hardanger i have done it for about 8 yrs on an off. But looking at your work makes me want to learn even more thank u.

Michelle S Pelekis said...

It is inspiring to see your work. I'm a crocheted, but I'm mesmerized by your detailing. It's simply beautiful.
Thank you for sharing ;-)
Love Michelle