hardanger patterns on paper

by Jean
(Halifax ns Canada)

I want to do hardanger on paper and will use stitches only, no cutting out. Should I use embroidery cotton and can I use a small hardanger pattern to put on paper? I would appreciate your suggestions; make it in cloth and then put on paper for a card? thanks


Comments for hardanger patterns on paper

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Some suggestions
by: Carol

I haven’t personally worked hardanger on paper, but I have worked on perforated paper before which may fit your purpose. Alternatively, you could work on fabric and mount in into or on to a card. The following two pages on the site may be of help to you…

Mount your work in an aperture card

I have also provided a free pattern for a hardanger card that could be stitched on fabric or perforated paper

If you are wanting to stitch on a paper without evenly spaced holes in it, then you would need to mark the required "holes" in some way. I would suggest first printing the pattern to the size you want your design to be or maybe reducing it on a photocopier. Then you could lay that on top of your paper and mark each "hole" with a pointed Chenille needle to provide a guide for the stitches. Keep the pattern to refer to as you work.

I would recommend using perle cotton rather than stranded cotton as you would need multiple stands of the latter and it would not lay as smoothly.

I would be interested in seeing your results if you give this a try.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Hardanger embroidery questions.

Recent Articles

  1. Charting a digitized image

    Nov 11, 18 07:54 AM

    I am working on a design to be done in wool on 12 count Penelope canvas. I found the picture on the internet, it is of a famous icon in the monastery

    Read More

  2. More blackwork ladies

    Nov 11, 18 07:16 AM

    More blackwork ladies patterns from X-Calibre for you to download and stitch

    Read More

  3. Hand embroidery kits and charts

    Nov 11, 18 07:09 AM

    Check our range of hand embroidery kits and patterns featuring blackwork, cross stitch, hardanger and needlepoint. All patterns are downloadable

    Read More