Hardanger embroidery is a simple form of whitework named after the area of Norway where it is found. This form of needlework involves counted thread stitches, drawn thread work and some pulled thread embroidery.

Modern Hardanger originated in Norway. It consists of blocks of satin stitch known as Kloster blocks. These are worked around shapes before the threads are cut and withdrawn. Each block consists of an uneven number of stitches, and encloses an even number of threads. Only the threads that lie in the same direction are cut; the rest are decorated with overcasing and interweaving. The spaces are sometimes filled with additional loops. A totally different technique for you to learn with beautiful results!

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