Now that the warm days of summer are fast approaching, I thought I'd share some light and airy pieces with you.... Several years ago, I played around with some traditional Hardanger elements, but added a few of my own design elements -- like a bit of blackwork and a few embroidery motifs, such as lazy daisy stitches, wrapped roses, and eyelets. Add a sweet, delicate ribbon border and you have this piece, BLUE RIBBON SAMPLER:
It's worked on eggshell 24 ct. Congress Cloth, and one of the funnest things about stitching it was using a fine variegated thread, like Wildflowers 147 ("Winter Sky") for the kloster work. Here's a look at the elements up-close:
I enjoyed stitching up the first Hardanger piece so much, I designed a companion piece, using a slightly different color palette, called WILDFLOWER SAMPLER:
This piece is also worked on eggshell 24 ct. Congress Cloth, but uses the variegated Caron Wildflowers 088 ( "Mountain Meadow") with a soft sage green border color. Here's what it looks like up-close:
So if you're in the mood for a softer, lighter project, that is worked on a finer canvas, please visit my website for more information about either of these unique Hardanger designs for your next summer project!
And.... HAPPY FRIDAY!