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Entries for July, 2010

Free Hardanger Machine Embroidery Design

by Lindee Goodall

For this month’s free design, I thought I’d give you a taste from the hardanger collection plus use it in a sample project to give you an idea how it might be used. I’ve chosen to make a ring bearer wedding pillow out of white linen and use a golden yellow chiffon behind it to […]

Machine Embroidered Hardanger

by Lindee Goodall

Machine embroidered what? In case you’re not up on traditional hand embroidery techniques, hardanger is a type of drawn-thread work done on even weave fabric, often linen or cotton, and traditionally in white. It gets it’s name from a region in Norway although the technique itself can be traced back to more ancient cultures.

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Embroidery Tip

  • Need to get rid of loops in embroidery? Try Snag Nab-it, manufactured by Dritz, is a slender metal stick that looks like a needle with a rough surface on one end. Push the pointy side of the device through the loop and the fabric of your design. The thread catches on the rough area and pulls the loop to the inside of the garment. Use a small amount of Fray Check to stabilize the thread and you are set.

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