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Hardanger Filling Stitches
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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 19 January 2024
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800922013
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 195x275 mm
  • Illustrations: 3000
  • Pages: 280
  • RRP: £24.99
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Hardanger Filling Stitches


A step-by-step handbook by Yvette Stanton (Author)

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Book Description

The ultimate, exhaustive stitch dictionary for specialist Hardanger embroiderers!

Hardanger embroidery is renowned for its intricate cutwork, and now you can explore the vast array of stitches that bring this art form to life. Introducing the most comprehensive stitch dictionary ever compiled for Hardanger embroiderers.

Inside this invaluable resource, you'll discover a treasure trove of traditional and contemporary filling stitches, ranging from delightfully simple to exquisitely complex. Each stitch is meticulously explained in clear, step-by-step instructions accompanied by detailed diagrams. Whether you're a visual learner or prefer following written instructions, this book caters to your learning style with colour-coded left-handed (red) and right-handed (blue) instructions for every stitch. You will learn to avoid problems and have the self-assurance to fix any mistakes you make.

Yvette Stanton’s expert instructions will help you on your way to making beautiful Hardanger embroidery filling stitches. In addition to the extensive stitch collection, you'll also find captivating historical information, accompanied by striking photographs of both antique and contemporary Hardanger examples. Dive into the rich history of this timeless craft while gaining insights into materials, equipment, and essential tips and tricks. Discover the secrets to achieving perfect tension, ensuring your stitches and cutwork are flawlessly executed.

Whether you're a seasoned Hardanger embroiderer or just starting your stitching journey, this exhaustive stitch dictionary will become your go-to resource. Unleash your creativity and master the art of Hardanger filling stitches with confidence, guided by the expert instructions found within these pages.

Table of Contents


Foundations for fillings
Before you begin, Starting new threads, Satin stitch, Cable stitch, Four-sided stitch, Eyelet, Cutting fabric threads, Troubleshooting cutting-related errors, Withdrawing fabric threads

Filling stitches
Starting & finishing threads for cutwork, The importance of tension, Woven bars, Wrapped bars, Lacing behind, Changing threads during cutwork, Zig-zagging lines, Divided bars, Woven diagonals, Twists, Curled V, Dove’s eye, Square filet, Beaded square, Nutmeg stitch, Picots, Greek cross, Woven fan, Spider web, Buttonhole arc, Eyelets as filling stitches, Diamond filling, Drunkard’s path, Festoon stitch, Flower filling, Wheel filling, Edelweiss, Queen Anne’s lace, Bullion flower, Chain stitch flower, Lacy daisy, Soleil stitch, Lacy buttonhole edge


Appendix decoding fillings

Pictorial index


About the Author

About Yvette Stanton

Yvette Stanton is the publisher and designer behind Vetty Creations. She has a passion for whitework embroidery, and for sharing it with others. Yvette has written 12 best-selling embroidery books, including Smøyg which was also published by Search Press. Yvette is an accredited tutor with the Embroiderers Guild of NSW, and teaches embroidery classes, specializing in whitework around Australia. She's also an award-winning embroiderer with over 15 years' experience of producing beautiful intricate embroideries. Yvette lives in Sydney, Australia.

Visit Yvette's:
Website at www.vettycreations.com.au
Facebook: vettycreations
Instagram: @vettycreations


Needle 'n' Thread

Hardanger Filling Stitches is everything you could want in an instructional book on Hardanger fillings, from traditional to contemporary.

Hardanger Filling Stitches is a step-by-step handbook to over 100 filling stitches and variations for Hardanger embroidery, which can also be used in other forms of gridded cutwork as well (like Reticello and similar styles).

In true Yvette form, the book leaves nothing wanting. With her excellent approach to instruction through precise diagrams, clear photos, and concise text, Yvette leads the learner along a well-defined path towards confidant mastery of the techniques.

Its a stunner!

The book is 280 pages, so its no small volume, and theres a lot packed into those pages!

In a nutshell, what can I say? Hardanger Filling Stitches, suitable for beginners and beyond, is essential for your needlework library if you have any interest at all in the various forms and techniques of gridded whitework like Hardanger.

Its superb in every way!

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Issue 147

If you're a Hardanger embroidery enthusiast, you'll want to check out this new stitch dictionary. It's a comprehensive resource that features a wide range of traditional and modern filling stitches, from simple to complex. The book is filled with clear step-by-step instructions and detailed diagrams, making it easy to follow along. It even has colour-coded left and right-handed instructions for every stitch. In addition to the extensive stich collection, you'll also find fascinating historical information, striking photographs and essential tips and tricks. Whether you're a seasoned Hardanger embroiderer or just getting started, this exhaustive stitch dictionary is an invaluable resource that will help you unleash your creativity and master the art of Hardanger embroidery with confidence.

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