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Monday, 25 February 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 228

The challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this fortnight is to make something on a 'flower' theme. And despite the name of the challenge blog, it doesn't have to be a card. And just to prove that, I've made something that definitely isn't a card!

I love the lacy effect of Harganger embroidery. I first learned the basics courtesy of Mary Hickmott's New Stitches magazine, and this is a pattern from a booklet also published by Mary. I hadn't done any for years, but was inspired to do a couple of table mats recently. I stitched this one on 22 count Hardanger cloth with Perle cotton in sizes 5 and 8 and shades of terra-cotta, turquoise and a varigated cream/peach tint.

A close up of a flower. Of course, I do like the fact that the flower has a distinctly Mackintoshesque shape and simplicity.

And a close up of the centre panel.

I do hope you can join us this time.

2 comments:

Kim x said...

This is really beautiful Josephine. It has been a long time since I did any embroidery like this. I took an embroidery O level at school about 100 years ago and the final exam included a sampler with as many different stitches on it as possible. I doubt I could remember even half of them now lol.
Have a great day.
Hugs Kimx

Chriss America Real said...

This is gorgeous! You are really talented .

Hugs,

Chriss

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