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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

  • Sewing through “sticky-back” stabilizers can result in a thick, stiff embroidery. Before adjusting the design, sew it with a different backing (I like no-show mesh cut-aways) and see if it makes a significant change.

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