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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

  • To control loose thread tails on spools, wrap them with strips of Hugo’s Amazing Tape. Simply cut the tape slightly longer than the diameter of the spool. The tape must be stretched around the spool with the end of the tape pressed firmly against the beginning of the tape. The tighter you stretch the tape, the greater the holding power. Both ends of the tape must be stretched and be in complete contact with the tape.

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