PATCH FLORA – HARDANGER DESIGNS
Hardanger embroidery is a hand technique originating from Norway. It involves satin stitch, cut and drawn threads and woven bars done on evenweave fabric to produce a textured yet airy effect that is unique. Built up in simple steps, it is much easier than the final elaborate effect would suggest!
The designs are sold as digital products in pdf format. Once Patch Flora has been notified of payment by PayPal, the pdf file/s will be emailed to you as an attachment or attachments, usually within 24 hours. Each attachment will contain a list of equipment and materials needed, detailed stitching chart or charts, order of working, illustrated instructions for the stitches used, helpful tips and colour photograph of a worked example.
SQUARE MAT (SMD). Copyright Marilyn Hornby. Finished size 22 cm x 22 cm (8.5 in x 8.5 in) approximately. Rows of Kloster block squares with star eyelets are worked to give this square design a diagonal symmetry. The areas defined have whipped bars or pulled thread stitches to give an open effect whilst the centre has a satin stitch motif. The scalloped edge is worked in blanket stitch and cut out.
TORCHON MAT (TMD). Copyright Marilyn Hornby. Finished size 22 cm x 15 cm (8.5 in x 6 in) approximately. A rectangular design inspired by Torchon lace work, this design has an open mesh effect centre made of whipped bars, surrounded by encrusted looking geometric borders.
Spanish Garden Cushion
SPANISH GARDEN CUSHION COVER DESIGN (HSG). Copyright Marilyn Hornby. Finished size 38 cm x 38 cm (15 in x 15 in) approximately. This design has a central satin stitch flower motif surrounded by two layers of cut and drawn panels. These are then worked with woven bars decorated with picots. A satin stitch rope design separates the panels and a small flower motif in each corner echoes the centre. The whole design is reminiscent of lacy Spanish window grilles.
ARBOR CUSHION COVER DESIGN (HAR). Copyright Marilyn Hornby. Finished size approx. 38 cm x 38 cm (15 in x 15 in) square. A central design of traditional ship motifs is surrounded by an openwork area of bars with picots. A delicate border echoes the central motif. Stitches used: satin stitch, star eyelets, woven bars with picots and kloster blocks. This cushion teams up with the design 'Spanish Garden' in size and stitches used and they would make an attractive pair.