is every so often to indulge in a spot of Hardanger aka drawn thread work. I am afraid it started in the dim and distant past when one of the girls with whom I did my Needlecraft and Dress O level (yes it really is that long ago) made a table cloth and napkins in hardanger with contrasting blue and white threads as her orignal piece. Boy did I covet her project on a Friday afternoon when we spent all afternoon sewing! See what you started Gaye Casey - I blame it all on you.
Fast forward 30 years and I finally got to play, albeit on a smaller scale with cushions. I just love the structure and the fear of failure when you cut the threads. I think of hardanger as being like a Busby Berkley production, the stitches look like nothing on their own but put them together and they create a fabulous bigger picture. So here are a few of my old cushions: