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Early Style Hardanger Biscornu

Tutor Yvette Stanton 
Dates

Fri 19 and Sat 20 January 2018 10.00am to 3.30pm  

Venue 76 Queen St Concord West 
Fees Members $150     Non-Members $180
Fees due by  Thu 30 November 2017





Early-Style Hardanger Embroidery 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 Hardanger Fjord region, and was designed to emulate needle-made lace of the 1600s & 1700s.

In this class, for intermediate to experienced Hardanger stitchers, we will explore some of the stitches that were used in Hardanger in times past but have fallen out of usage. The biscornu will require some accurate satin stitch prior to class so that we can concentrate on the fun pulled and drawn thread work parts in class! The biscornu will not be finished within the class, but instructions will be provided for its construction. Alternatively you can use your imagination to finish it in any other way that you like.

We will be working on 36 count linen, so make sure you bring appropriate magnification and lighting. A kit will be supplied, including linen thread and linen fabric.

Please note, a small amount of accurate preparatory stitching will be required before class. Instructions for this will be supplied with the thread and fabric.

Kit Cost: $28 to be paid upon booking.

Enrol in this Class
You can book a place in this class by
contacting the Embroiderers' Guild NSW.

Some classes will have an additional charge for kits - please enquire at the time of booking.

All class bookings are subject to the
Guild's Workshop Policy.