Month: July 2010

Free Hardanger Machine Embroidery Design

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 highlight the cutwork hardanger areas. (It also keeps the rings from falling inside the pillow.) Another layer of white cotton behind the chiffon softens the color even more. I’ve kept the pillow otherwise very simple for a sophisticated elegance. The addition of a ribbon...

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Machine Embroidered Hardanger

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. Drawn Thread Work I guess I should explain what drawn thread work even is. This is a technique where you pull out rows of threads in the fabric. Stitching is done along the edges and the remaining fabric threads may be worked together by hand...

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Hi, I’m Lindee Goodall, a machine embroidery designer and digitizer in Tucson, AZ.

It’s pretty accurate to say that I’m addicted to digitizing and I have a major fondness for cats, all things Mac, and Filemaker Pro. It’s my passion to help keep you in stitches—embroidery stitches, that is!

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