Despite the silly amounts of projects I have on the go or in the design phase right now (as I discussed in my last blog post), I decided to do a bit of mini experimentation with a hardanger kit. I bought it in Bruges, Belgium about 2 months ago while I was there for the Wounded Warriors Battlefield Bike Ride (luckily for me there was a needlework shop right next to my hotel). It’s a traditional Scandanavian craft [a viewer of the video corrected me, in the video I said it was Danish but she said it’s actually from the Hardanger Fjord region of Finland]. Despite me not really being into some traditional crafts, I wanted to try it out as it looked interesting. This morning I saw a neat image in a blackwork Facebook group I belong to of someone combining hardanger with blackwork, and I thought it was really pretty so it spurred me on to trying out the kit I had.
As I explain in the video, the instructions weren’t overly clear for someone who’s never done it before, but I think I’ve generally figured out what to do. I’m still not 100% sure if I’m doing it correctly, but it is starting to look pretty so at the very least I’m learning something.
If you have any comments or questions, feel free to let me know below!