Well, folks, I owe a whole lot of people thank you notes. So, I went and splurged on the Hardanger Card Club from Nordic Needle. It’s a lot upfront, since they aren’t offering it in monthly installments anymore. On the other hand, there’s twelve of them! Hurray! And it’ll be nice to have some small projects I can actually finish. Like this one! Done in only 1 weekend 🙂
This one is a whole lot more pink than I usually go for. I love the design though! It’s pink twisted silk (Elegance Silk Perle #8) from Rainbow Gallery. Fortunately the other cards aren’t nearly as pink. I worked a fancy hem around the edges so it can be taken out from the card. I’m going to pin it in instead of taping it.
Here are the instructions for the hem, although Carolyn wasn’t kidding about it taking a long time. I got tired after the first row and stopped! I think I’ll try a new hem on each card. I’ve been looking around, and I understand usually you have to fold the edges over twice and mitre the corners before hemming. This will be an adventure! Anyway, here is the back of it.
Finally, here’s an in-progress shot.
Sure is nice to finish something! Y’all can expect eleven more installments in this series, though not all in a row. Oh gosh, did I really just add 11 projects to my list? Oops.
I love hardanger for its speed as well. You can come up with something really quite impressive looking in a couple of hours. Try that with other styles!
Your little piece looks nice. Just needs a bit of a press (from the back onto a fluffy towel so as not to crush the stitches) and it’ll be A1.=)
Aha! Soon it will be flat.
Oops indeed – but if they are small, straighforward but interesting, they won’t be a burden!
🙂 So true!
Pretty card ! We don’t get a handmade card often,so this person is lucky!
11 projects….:) !
If you have time,then think about blanket stitch border.If I want to avoid a back fold,I do that.
To avoid thick corners you can try miter corner too…
I have 11 more cards to go so I am sure I will have time for a blanket stitch border 🙂
Love this design, and the color! Am not a “pink” fan either, but I do like it in this design very much. Seeing your finished project makes me want to try Hardanger…About how many hours did this one take to do from start to finish?
I didn’t keep track of the hours, but I finished it in two afternoons. I certainly didn’t work all day on it. Most of that time was on the hem – I finished the design and started on the hem on the first day. So, not many hours! I have links to hardanger resources in past posts if you are looking for designs.
that’s so lovely! so sweet!
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oh those are really really beautiful!!!
Lovely, Hannah! I like the diversity of your projects and the way they are always made with so much love. Keep stitching, it’s a sure way to eternal happiness.
Very pink! But a nice sort of dusty-pink, isn’t it?
That’s a great idea finishing it and making it detachable. It’s far far too valuable to end up shoved in a cupboard or whatever eventually happens to cards.
I’m looking forward to seeing the rest!
Kimberly S of Baroque Embellishments has a historic rolled hem tutorial. Would you be interested in that?
Oh for sure. I will have to go look it up.