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Early-Style Hardanger

Early-style Hardanger is not often seen outside of Norway, but is quite distinct from contemporary Hardanger. This historical style of embroidery has traditionally been used on the women’s clothing in the Hardangerfjord region, and was designed to emulate needle-made lace of the 1600s and 1700s.


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Yvette Stanton is taking you back to the Norwegian fjord where it all began...

For research  Yvette traveled to Norway, studying historical examples of Hardanger at the Norsk Folkemuseum and the Hardanger Folkemuseum. In Bergen, she joined in the celebration of Syttende Mai (17th May) or Norwegian Constitution Day. On this occasion, many Norwegians dress in bunad, or folk costume, to enjoy the festivities. Because of this, Yvette also saw many examples of early-style Hardanger in current use on traditional-style clothing.

This book will inspire you to create traditional-style Norwegian whitework embroidery, and includes 'how-to' demonstrations in bite-size portions that can give you the satisfaction and sense of accomplishment of making your own beautiful embroideries.

Early-Style Hardanger provides all the information you need to understand the difference between contemporary and early-style Hardanger. Its clear instructions and hundreds of helpful diagrams, gives you a comprehensive course within the comfort of your own home. Your new skills will enable you to make your own examples of this style of embroidery, using the projects included in the book.

Published by Vetty Creations 2016.

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    Yvette Stanton
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    27.5L × 19.5W × 1.5H (cm)
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