Hardanger Embroidery, Pulled Thread Work and Drawn Thread Work


Hardanger Embroidery, Pulled Thread Work and Drawn Thread Work

Lacy embroideries worked on woven fabric.

 Hardanger embroidery is a form of cutwork and drawn thread work.  It was originally the Norwegian version of cutwork but has become very popular among embroiderers around the world.  Designs are based on empty squares and rectangles with blocks of satin stitches, called kloster blocks, to bind and secure the cut edges.

Pulled thread work collects the fabric threads into clumps by stitching with strong tension, leaving a pattern of holes.  No fabric threads are removed.

Drawn thread work removes some fabric threads and embellishes the thinned out areas.

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Gentleman seeking to have made a linen table runner with drawn thread work and a tatted edging. 1 Reply

Mr. Mark Schaefering contacted me for helping finding a lacemaker to work on this project. He wrote:"I am wanting a table runner 60 inches long and 24 inches wide.  I would like the main part of it…Continue

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Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on May 14, 2016 at 8:57pm

What a lovely mat, Robert. What a lucky sister you have,. I hope she appreciated it.

Comment by Administrator on May 14, 2016 at 4:49pm

This was posted today on facebook. New variegated colors in DMC floss, and presumably, pearl 5.

Comment by Administrator on May 14, 2016 at 3:41pm

Robert -- BEAUTIFUL. Please post it also to our PHOTOS section, so we can find it easily in the future. Paragraph 5 in this NOTE explains how to do that.


Comment by Robert B on May 14, 2016 at 7:45am

My first Hardanger piece done last year for one of my sisters for Christmas.  The pattern called for a Lily of the Valley design to be added but I left it out as I wanted something she could put a vase on...that would not distract from the other work. 

Comment by Administrator on March 3, 2015 at 3:05pm

Hardanger is great fun. I enjoy it, too.

Comment by Barbara Gordon on March 3, 2015 at 2:32pm

I have been doing Hardanger since around 1988 or so.  I have some things in Pinterest.


Comment by Sally Olsen on March 2, 2015 at 6:09pm

I would like to invite all of you to attend the I.O.L.I. convention in July at Coralville, Iowa.  We have asked Debi Feyh to teach Hardanger classes.  Debi has worked for Nordic Needle and recently became one of the new owners.  Debi's morning class is "Hardanger Pie".  Students have the choice of "pecan, cherry or blueberry"!  Her afternoon class is "Prairie Bouquet".  On Thursday her class is "Elegant Adornments" which are two-sided ornaments.  For details: I.O.L.I. 2015 classes.

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Comment by Selena Marie Joosten on January 3, 2014 at 4:19pm


Now i feel i have this in the right place, just scroll down and you will see the cut or pulled thread work.

Comment by Administrator on November 4, 2013 at 6:21pm

So many laces to make and the days fly past so fast.


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