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Basic Hardanger Bookmark Kit #1

    Basic Hardanger Bookmark Kit #1

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      Nordic Needle Skill Levels Guide

      Beginner

      • Cross stitch: Easy-to-follow designs with limited color changes and full cross stitches on large-count fabric.
      • Canvaswork: Few stitch variations with no specialty threads.
      • Hardanger: Basic designs and stitches with limited cut-work on large-count fabric.
      • Embroidery: Few stitch variations.

      Intermediate

      • Cross stitch: Moderate color changes full cross stitches and some backstitching on medium to large-count fabric.
      • Canvaswork: Moderate stitch variations with few specialty threads.
      • Hardanger: Detailed designs with moderate cut-work on medium-count fabric.
      • Embroidery: Moderate stitch variations with few specialty threads.

      Advanced

      • Cross stitch: Many color changes, full and half cross stitches, and backstitching on small (need-a-magnifier) to medium-count fabric.
      • Canvaswork: Many stitch variations and color changes, with multiple specialty threads.
      • Hardanger: Detailed and intricate designs with excessive cut-work on small(need-a-magnifier)-count fabric.
      • Embroidery: Many unique stitch variations with multiple specialty threads and detailed designs.
      Skill level: Beginner

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    Each kit includes a lacy edged bookmark, sizes #5 and #8 thread, size 22 and 24 tapestry needles, a needle threader, a color photo of the finished bookmark, chart, complete instructions and illustrations for each stitch Stitches taught in this kit: Satin stitch (kloster) block, box stitch both straight and diagonal, and four eyelet variations.

    If Hardanger embroidery fascinates you and you have yearned to give it a try but are afraid of it, let's get you started with these three "pre-cutting" bookmark designs. Once you are familiar with the basic Hardanger stitches, cutting will not be nearly as scary or intimidating when you get to bookmark #4. It's true, Hardanger can only be called Hardanger if it involves cutting and removing of certain fabric threads. In reality, the first three bookmark designs should be called "Counted Thread Embroidery" because there is no cutting and removing of fabric threads.

    I have chosen to work on easy-to-see 20 count Lugana fabric that have been made into bookmarks. Therefore, the projects are small and very usable when you are done stitching. Sullivans size 5 overdyed pearl cotton and size #8 ivory pearl cotton are used in all four bookmark kits. Each kit includes a lacy edged bookmark, sizes #5 and #8 thread, size 22 and 24 tapestry needles, a needle threader, a color photo of the finished bookmark, chart, complete instructions and illustrations for each stitch.

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