by PatriciaVosloo 01 Aug 2014

My first attempt at hardanger machine embroidery - a runner for our coffee-table. I did not use a 'cut-work' tool. The designs are those of Lodia Da Silva. The photos are not all that clear. The material is a light cream colour and it is tone on tone. Thanks for looking and perhaps I can inspire some other Cuties to undertake hardangar embroidery on their embroidery machines. Greetings to all, Patricia

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by lbrow 09 Aug 2014

Excellent job. Definitely heirloom quality

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by Shisha 08 Aug 2014

These are absolutely beautiful!!!

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by lidiad 02 Aug 2014

Love your runner, Patricia, well done! Lots of work, aligning and embroidering all the designs.... that's impressive.
I have googled Lodia Da Silva, as I have never heard her name before, and found her designs in Secrets of Embroidery. Thank you for showing us your runner.
Hugs, Lidia

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 02 Aug 2014

Hi Lidia, thank you for your kind words. Yes, you are on the right track. Lodia's own site is 'Into embroidery' and she trades with Secretsof.com. I have since also seen that Advanced Embroidery has hardanger designs that are well-worth viewing. Advanced Embroidery has a special discount at present on purchases until Sunday.
Let me know how you get along please. Greetings, Patricia

lidiad by lidiad 03 Aug 2014

Thank you, Patricia.
Hugs, Lidia

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by marianb 02 Aug 2014

Very Impressive, will have to try this

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marianb by marianb 02 Aug 2014

p.s do you have a web address for these!

PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 02 Aug 2014

Thank you Maria. Please see my comment to 'crafty ann' hereunder for details on availability. Keep me posted please. Patricia

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by sonjapotgieter 02 Aug 2014

Stunning!!!Well done

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 02 Aug 2014

Thank you Sonja. Have I inspired you suficiently for you to 'give it a go'? Beste groete Patricia
Waar in Suid-Afrika bly jy Sonja?

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by craftyann 02 Aug 2014

I have been looking for hardanger designs. Would you mind sharing where you got them. Your work is beautiful!

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 02 Aug 2014

The designs I used are those of Lodia Da Silva (from South Africa). Her designs can be found at Secretsof.com and her particular site there, is 'Into Embroidery'. I have since noted that Advanced Embroidery also has hardangar designs which are worth looking at. Thank you for your comment and please keep me posted. Patricia

PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 02 Aug 2014

PPS: Advanced Embroidery has a special discount until this Sunday. Patricia

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by Leaha 01 Aug 2014

This is quite beautiful, will have to put this on my to do list. :-)

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 02 Aug 2014

Thank you and yes, put it 'high-up' on the list Leaha; you won't be disappointed.

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by noah 01 Aug 2014

oh i love this kind of playing it looks Awesome :):)A+ hugs

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 02 Aug 2014

Thank you Caroline and I love the A+!! Patricia xx

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by jenne 01 Aug 2014

love it.

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 02 Aug 2014

Thank you - give it a try!

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by pennifold 01 Aug 2014

WOW WOW WOW!!! Pat, this is absolutely FABULOUS! Especially as it's your first attempt.

My Mother in law has done this style of embroidery by hand for years and now at 88 is no longer doing. She would be so impressed by your machine embroidery attempt at it. I think you've done a brilliant job and I hope one day to try it too. Love and blessings Chris, Newcastle, Australia.

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 02 Aug 2014

Thank you Chris I appreciate your kind words., I too have a hand-made hardanger runner. I will endeavour to get a better photo so that you can show your Mother-in-law. Do give it a try; it has many possibilities and a good presentation. Love, Patricia.

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by toogie 01 Aug 2014

It looks nice and I like how you placed your designs.

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 02 Aug 2014

Thank you, I enjoyed making the runner. I have always admired the hand-made hardanger cloths.

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by zoefzoef 01 Aug 2014

A very nice piece with nice designs

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 01 Aug 2014

Many thanks!

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by decojo 01 Aug 2014

Beautifully done! Great job!

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 01 Aug 2014

I appreciate your response, thank you.

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by basketkase 01 Aug 2014

Stunning runner!! Great job.......

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 01 Aug 2014

Thank you Vicki.

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by marfa 01 Aug 2014

very nice,

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 01 Aug 2014

Thank you kindly.

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by muflotex 01 Aug 2014

awesome work,, what kind of stabelizer did you use?

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 01 Aug 2014

I appreciate your response, thank you. A double layer of Avalon+ (the Vilene - material type) is hooped, together with the material, for each design. And no additional stabilizer is used. Will you be trying it? Patricia.

muflotex by muflotex 02 Aug 2014

got very long waiting list, but hardanger is listed, thank you for your reply 8-)

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by Shisha 01 Aug 2014

This is absolutely beautiful! I think this is something I need to try! Sooo, sooo nice! What kind of machine do u have?

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 01 Aug 2014

Thank you and I am pleased that already there is one lady that I have inspired to try the hardangar technique. I have a Bernina, Deco 340. My largest hoop is 5x7 (this was used for 5 of the designs) and the 4x4 for the other six. Eleven individual hoopings. Please keep me posted. Greetings. Patricia

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by pldc 01 Aug 2014

wonderful job! ~hugs~

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 01 Aug 2014

Thank you Loralye much appreciated.x

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by elemausi 01 Aug 2014

Patricia this really a work of art, I can hardly believe, thats your first.
Hugs Baerbel

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 01 Aug 2014

Thanks Baerbel. Now I am pruning the roses and hydrangeas. Patricia x

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by airyfairy 01 Aug 2014

Great work Patricia. Lovely old fashioned look about it.

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 01 Aug 2014

Thanks Sarah. Yes, it is reminiscent of a handworked one I have.

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by laffma1 01 Aug 2014

Wonderful classic look. It turned out beautifully. Well done!

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 01 Aug 2014

Thank you so much.

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by devon 01 Aug 2014

WOW are you sure this the first???? Look great!!!!

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 01 Aug 2014

Thank you and, yes, it is the first (watch this space hee hee). Just rather time consuming.

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