Posted by: Jocelyn | June 21, 2008

How NOT to do hardanger

Hardanger WIP
I did all the kloster blocks and satin stitches. Very pleased with how it looked.
Added in some eyelets – they came out pretty good.
Took a deep breath and snipped the threads at the kloster blocks. Great! Didn’t snip any wrong threads.
Now for the needle-weaving.

Wait a minute – there is nowhere to do any needleweaving!

I had got completely carried away with the kloster blocks and filled in the whole shape with them, including where the needle-weaving was to be.

So I had to unpick all the kloster blocks, leaving some VERY unstable thread ends, and re-stitch the blocks that should be there. Luckily it seems to be working, and now one corner is as it should be. 3 more corners to fix, then I can move on.



  1. It looks great to me – having to unpick seems to take longer than the actual stitching and I am and “expert” at unpicking , surely since I do so much! I really want to try hardanger.

  2. Hi Jocelyn, I am sure a lesson learned! The fixed corner looks beautiful, well done.

  3. Good save !! Just a caution — if you plan on any withdrawn threads on either side of those triangles — be careful !! threads pull across really easily when there isnt’ anything holding them.


  4. Hardanger looks good. “Reverse stitching” is a hard thing to adjust to but it must be done. I would like to do some hardanger but I do not like working in hand. Have you ever worked any on stretchers?

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