Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Inspired by one of my very talented cousin Beth and her recent hobby of scherenschnitte (german paper craft), I decided to teach myself hardanger. The scherenschnitte, with all of it's intricately cut edges and patterns and pictures, reminded my somewhat of the delicate stitchery that was much a part of my childhood. I am blessed to have a family heritage that has not been forgotten and have actually been able to see pieces that my great grandmother created. I have always treasured the beautiful needlework and the difficulty, but not so much as I do now that I have created my own. This snowflake is 2" x 2 6/16", followed by a close up.

This snowflake was to 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
This is one of my favorites, probably because there is so much fabric cut out for the lacy appearance and it is more traditional. It is 3 6/16" x 3 6/16". Followed by a close up This is one of my other favorites, because of it's resemblance to a snowflake. However, it is not as traditional. At least, it isn't in comparison to the pieces from my great grandmother.
The size of this is 4 3/4" x 4 3/4". (Thanks for the measurements!)

1 comment:

Marie said...

Beautiful work! I love it that you've learned hardanger. congratulations!