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Creative ideas with Hardanger
Wood, Dorothy.
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Publication Information:
New York : Lark Books, 2001.
Physical Description:
95 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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Includes index.
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TT787 .W66 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Lovely, lacy, delicate, and easy to learn, traditional hardanger showcases beautiful counted threadwork and needle weaving. Embroider exquisite soft furnishings for the living, dining, or bedroom, and for unforgettably elegant gifts. These classic projects provide the ideal display for your stitching talents. A pretty scatter cushion, with an unusual openwork panel, would look fantastic tucked in the corner of a chair or sofa. Edge a window blind in a lace design that catches the light. Or make table runners and cloths; a breathtaking firescreen; lavender sachet; dressing table set; pillowcase; duvet cover, and more. All the stitches and techniques (including the "kloster blocks"--groups of satin stitches--that form the pattern's geometric motifs) appear in close-up photographs with simple instructions for the hardanger beginner. A Selection of Crafter's Choice Book Club.

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Library Journal Review

Contemporary hardanger, associated with the Hardanger region of Norway, is a white-work technique that uses counted and drawn threadwork and needleweaving techniques to create geometric patterns. Although a number of hardanger embroidery pattern books are available through needlework shops, hardcover hardanger embroidery books suited to library use are few and far between. Even if this were not the case, Wood's new book would be worth serious consideration. While it is a project book, it also contains ample instructions, making it a good choice for those wishing to learn this technique on their own. An excellent choice for public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.