As we all are putting out our christmas decoration up, I came across a special handmade decoration I had made several years ago. This red Christmas Star.
Smiles I was told just last week I should be putting this all out on the tables and not have them in storage.
I was the lucky women to have a mom and grandmother that shown me lots of stuff like knitting, crocheting, tatting, Hardanger stitching and much more.
I have to say this hardanger stitching is really amazing and you better make sure you count each single thread as you go along in the setup of the outside border. Because it will hurt much more to open up all the blocks if you are off by YES ONLY ONE THREAD!
Hardanger embroidery is a form of embroidery traditionally worked with white thread on white even-weave cloth, using counted thread and drawn thread work techniques. Hardanger fabric is an evenweave cotton material woven with pairs of threads of 22 count. The weave gives a squared appearance to the fabric with distinct holes, making it easy to count and work on. DMC Pearl Cotton 5 is ideal for Hardanger Fabric. Use DMC Pearl cotton 8, for more delicate filling stitches and other surface details.
Have a look at some of the table runners most of them my mom did. I stepped out of the box and had to make the red once and one of the beige once for sure. They for sure take a while to finish!
7 thoughts on “Hardanger Christmas Star”
Hi, What fabulous work! I love doing hardanger embroidery….I love the Christmas star…I’ve never stitched a completely red design before….it’s stunning! Your Mum has done some pretty amazing work too! Thanks for sharing… :-)
Thank you for your kind comments! I’ll make sure I’ll tell my mom this too. She will have a smile on her face for sure. Hope to see you visit my blog lots more
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Amazing work! Thanks for sharing. ;-)
Very kind of you to give me this great complement. Looks like you love handcrafting too.
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Have a great Holiday Season and I am looking forward to seeing more of you.
Oh almost forgot I will tell my mom too that you liked it too. As some of the work is hers.
Smiles I love how she always showed me all the fun creative stuff she used to work on. Sadly she does not do any of them herself these days.
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All the best to you and your family over the festive season. Best wishes to your mom.
Hardanger is so pretty. I have pieces going back more than a hundred years, brought over from Norway. One day I’d like to try making a piece. I guess it’s quite time consuming?
It truly is a wonderful hobby to be able to display in your home. And yes the time it takes to finish one table runner can take several months or a year depends on the size and difficulties. So cherish the once you have especially if someone in your family made it for you