Hardanger centerpiece from Burda Hardanger E344
Flax Dublin linen (25 count)
Stitched with Caron Watercolours and Wildflowers “Sandstone”
We’ve been snowed in all week, so it’s been perfect weather for staying indoors and finishing this little centerpiece. It measures about 12″ (30 cm) square on 25 count linen, so if it were stitched on Hardanger cloth it would be a little larger.
I love the antique look of the linen and soft pastel variegated thread. The “Sandstone” palette as it appears in Wildflowers is a very close match to this linen, making it an excellent stand-in for #8 perle cotton.
It looks intricate, but the stitches are all pretty basic and the cutwork is limited to small areas, so it was not a difficult project. Even so, it seems like a Hardanger project of this size and detail takes me between one month and six weeks to complete. This centerpiece will be a Christmas gift, and I hope the intended recipient will enjoy it.
Best wishes to all for a very happy Thanksgiving holiday, with safe travels and plenty to be thankful for!