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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 29 February 2024
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800922013
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • 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

Book Description

One of the major features of Hardanger embroidery is its cutwork, and within that cutwork there are myriad stitches that can be used to embellish and decorate.

This book brings together the widest range of Hardanger filling stitches ever compiled. It includes both traditional and contemporary stitches, from the very simple right through to the incredibly complicated, all broken down into clear, step-by-step instructions with diagrams for every step.

There are colour-coded left-handed (red) and right-handed (blue) instructions for every stitch, and the step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, whether you’re a learner who works best by seeing the illustrations or reading the words, or both. Yvette Stanton’s expert guidance will help you on your way to making beautiful Hardanger embroidery filling stitches, as well as learning to avoid problems, and gain the self-assurance to fix any mistakes you make.

The featured project will be a Hardanger band sampler; this will feature many of the stitches demonstrated in the book, including Rosette filling stitch, Blanket stitch, Edelweiss, Festoon stitch, spider’s-web and Greek crosses.

There is also plenty of historical information on Hardanger filling stitches, including photographs of historical and contemporary examples; Yvette also provides ample information on materials and equipment and tips and tricks including critical information on tension.

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

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