Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hardanger Progress

At the moment I'm stitching daily on my blue hardanger project.  Unfortunately, I've not had as much time as I'd like to devote to said stitching, but I'm enjoying it just the same.  I thought I would share a little of it's progress with readers.  I have 11 of these squares on point in the centre of my table runner.  I'm hoping the woven work will track over and under around each of these.
  


Perhaps this close up shot will show more of the Greek/Maltese Cross [??] weaving.  I won't cut the centres of the remaining squares until almost the end, as I'm doing a fine spider web in those cut out areas.  Obviously no pressing at this stage, so this is a rather crumpled offering.  Lots more work to go just on this centre section, then I'll think about the outer area.  I'm not sure yet of the exact dimensions, something around 40cm by 130cm.  I think [hope] there will be enough at either end of the fabric to make drink coasters to match [one full square including the Greek Cross weaving].   

Now, I must away to some more stitching before it gets too hot.  I also can happily report we have two Tawny Frogmouth babies, so cute at the moment.

My thoughts are with those who are experiencing flooding in Victoria.  It seems the weather has a little more in store for us yet. 

13 comments:

Vicki W said...

Hardanger is my favorite type of embroidery. This is a beautiful project.

shirley said...

Absolutely stunning work Linda. You are just so versatile.

Iceni UK said...

Superb embroidery Linda.

marty58 said...

Absolutely beautiful work Linda - you should be very proud of what you do.

Radka said...

Such a beautiful stitching, Linda! And you are getting on with it, at this rate it is not going to take long:))

michelle said...

wow Linda this is beautiful and it looks so hard to create !

Anonymous said...

That is beautiful and so busy Linda. I am busting to get into some hardanger again!

Laurel

Juliettecherry said...

This is lovely work Linda. You are so brave to design as you go. I always feel very nervous about the cutting, but I too love Hardanger.

Julie T said...

Beautiful work Linda..... designing as you go is the only way to go...
Great , even stitches... stunning

Katherine said...

Such stunning work! Love seeing your hardanger. Like you it has either been too hot or too busy to sit and stitch. Oh how I miss our aircon... I think tomorrow is meant to be nice weather and maybe it is time to just forget about all the cleaning etc and do something for myself.

Roseann said...

Lovely work as usual Linda. I don't do any handwork at all and I'm quite envious of yours.
You truly are an artist. Job well done.

Jensters said...

Dont know how i missed this post my dear friend.....more lovely stitching and i so hope your have enough material left to do make the drink coasters....as you never know when i might visit for a drink...lol xx

margaret said...

just found your hardanger Linda, wonder how it is coming on as there does not appear to be a finnished piece yet,Look forward to seeing it, I have a piece of 25count to do a large tablecloth on but am considering replacing the table for a smaller one, mine seats 6 people or 8 at a squeeze and as I now am on my own could do with a smaller one and use the space for other things, more than likely relates to stitching!