Monday, June 17, 2013
January, 2012--Our local ANG chapter brought in an instructor to teach us some basic hardanger stitches on linen which would result in a small square doily. The first step was to run basting stitches from corner to corner on our fabric. Here was our first problem--we as a group of needlepointers didn't have a clue of what was required of the basting stitches in the center of the fabric. We spent hours just getting this right. Too funny. But once we settled down, the stitches were easy with beautiful results. I also loved the fact that I could do this type of stitching "in hand" without stretcher bars or hoops. This proves that once again you can teach an old dog new tricks. I now look longingly at some beautiful hardanger projects out there.