Roz Watnemo Designs
Hardanger Delight Skill Level: Intermediate
DMC® Pearl Cotton #8 X 321 red 701 green, lt. Fabric: 13" x 13" piece 25-count white Lugana from Zweigart® Stitch Count: 85H x 85W Design Size: 67/ 8" x 67/ 8"
Instructions: Beginning in center section of fabric, work all satin stitch blocks using one strand 701.
Cross stitch over two threads using one strand 321.
Work cable stitch over two threads using one strand 321.
Work diagonal satin stitch for corner motifs using one strand 321.
Work solid motifs using one strand 701.
Work buttonhole stitch around edge using one strand 321.
Using sharp embroidery scissors, cut fabric where red lines appear on chart. Carefully withdraw cut fabric threads. Using one strand 321, carefully work woven bars, web and large outer web stitches. Finishing Materials & Instructions • 8" x 8" piece dark green felt • 4 small pearl star buttons • Sewing thread and needle • Double-sided tape or fabric glue • Clear invisible thread Trim design along buttonhole edge using sharp embroidery scissors, taking care not to snip any of the stitches. Press stitched piece from reverse side, straightening as much as possible, and placing a terry cloth between the stitching and ironing board. Sew pearl star buttons to corners of stitched piece, referring to the photograph for placement.
Attach stitched piece to green felt using double-sided tape or a small amount of fabric glue around the outer edges. Trim felt around edges, leaving 1/8" border of felt showing beyond the edge of the stitched piece. Attach a loop of invisible thread for top hanger.