Hardanger Floral Angels

Hardanger Floral Angel
  • Includes Two unique Angel designs in the Hardanger tradition, embellished with needlepoint style floral motifs.
  • Two sizes for each design in the set for a total of four unique designs.
  • Instructions and design details for stitching the Hearts (PDF)

Angels

Hardanger Ornaments - Angel

My angels to date are Hardanger and Smocked – lacy, wing needled, floral , and other varieties.

Smocked angels have smocked wings. They are gathered then embroidered in the hoop.
Instructions include how to make the body and head with a skirt to add the smocked wings too.

Smocked Angels Collection
Smocked Angels Collection

Hardanger angels most fit into greeting cards to send to that special person.

Hardanger Ornaments Collection
Hardanger Ornaments Collection

This small Hardanger Angel fits perfectly in cards and hanging on the tree.

Hardanger Floral Angel Ornaments
Hardanger Floral Angel Ornaments

Floral angels fit into greeting cards as well.

Hardanger Angel Mary Jane
Mary Jane My Hardanger Angel

Other angels are embroidered in sections and the zigzagged together.
Take an angel home today!

Angels

Hardanger Angels - Bella

Hardanger Angels - Heather

Hardanger Angels - Mary Jane

Hardanger Floral Angels

Hardanger Ornaments

Smocked Angels

Hardanger Machine Embroidery aka “Hardangish”

Hardangish is my term I coined for my Hardanger Machine Embroidery because, let’s face it, no machine can truly duplicate handmade Hardanger embroidery. But I try. As a consequence, I’ll sometimes use the terms interchangeably when talking about my machine embroidery interpretation of this fabric art style.

These designs require fabric and water soluble stabilizer.

Some of my Hardanger designs are free-standing designs (not free standing lace). Rather, they’re of ornaments, bookmarks, etc. which can also can be applied to items impossible to hoop. In some instances, they can even be sewn together into larger projects…that really make a statement.

Hardanger On-Point Collection
Bookmarks make nice gifts and fit into a card – Hardanger On-Point Collection

Hardanger and jeans are an unlikely combination. But I like embroidery on jeans. Regrettably,  they’re too much trouble to hoop. However, free-standing designs make embellishing those favored jeans sooo easy. Slide the pants leg over the cuff feature of your sewing machine and stitch down the pre-fabricated design.

After the designs attached, you may turn the item inside out and cut away the fabric from behind the designs for a peek-a-boo method. The open, lacy parts show up so nicely this way.

Hardanger On-Point Collection
Hardanger On-Point Collection

In some cases, designs can be sewn in blocks, and stitched together to make larger, bolder projects, such as table covers, bedspreads and jackets. Oh, my.

Hardanger Squared Collection
Hardanger Squared Collection

Hardanger Rainbows was my first attempt at adding color sequences to a traditionally monochromatic fabric art form, thereby giving it more contemporary look.

Hardanger Rainbows

Don’t miss out on showing off some Hardanger to your family and friends.

Hardanger Machine Embroidery

Hardangish

Hardanger Alphabet

Hardanger Angels - Bella

Hardanger Angels - Heather

Hardanger Angels - Mary Jane

 

Hardanger Dimensions

Hardanger Eggs

Hardanger Floral Angels

Hardanger Floral Hearts

Hardanger On-Point

 

Hardanger Ornaments

Hardanger Rainbows

Hardanger Squared

Hardanger Stockings

Hardanger Wreaths

 

In The Hoop

In-The-Hoop

Lacy Heart Frames

Molas! Series

Needlepoint Machine Embroidery Series

Pincushions/Mug Rugs

In-The-Hoop #2

Hardanger Angel Bella

Hardanger Angel Heather

Hardanger Dimensions

Hardanger Floral Angels

Hardanger Floral Hearts

Hardanger Floral Wreaths

Hardanger On Point

Hardanger Ornaments

Hardanger Squared

Hardanger Stockings

In-The-Hoop #3

Ten-Point Star

Floral Fountains


Glorious Hearts

Our Whole Life

Purple Feathers

Summer in My Heart

Welcome Quilt Banner

Welcome Fall Quilt Banner

Welcome Spring Quilt Banner

Winter Magic Quilt Banner

Trapunto Flowers

Cultural

Embroidery and fabric arts in general, like other artistic expressions, often have a cultural component unique to the people and places from which they originated. Regardless of origin, I’ve been fascinated and amazed with the richly different expressions of fabric, as well as how borrow from other forms. It’s why I’ve tried my hand at translating some of these techniques.

Over the years, I’ve hobbled together a unique collection of machine embroidery that I hope pay homage to a few cultural origins of inspirations. That collection includes a rather extensive series of Hardanger Machine Embroidery – or I use to call it, Hardangish.

Hardangish Squared Table Cover

Also favorites are Hmong and Mola inspired designs

Laura's Sewing Studio Hmong

Molas Nouveau Fish & Uh-Oh
Molas Nouveau Fish & Uh-Oh

But more recently a collection of  Mehndi art transformed to thread. These are by no means the sum total of artistic creativity and I have more art forms and ideas to explore than I suspect I have time left to finish. But isn’t that a good thing.

Lauras-Sewing-Studio-Mehndi-Body-Art

Hardanger Machine Embroidery

Hardangish

Hardanger Alphabet

Hardanger Angels - Bella

Hardanger Angels - Heather

Hardanger Angels - Mary Jane

Hardanger Dimensions

Hardanger Eggs

Hardanger Floral Angels

Hardanger Floral Hearts

Hardanger On-Point

Hardanger Ornaments

Hardanger Rainbows

Hardanger Squared

Hardanger Stockings

Hardanger Wreaths

Hmong

Hmong

Hmong's the Way

Mehndi

Mehndi Body Art

Molas!

Molas Nouveau

Mucho Molas Nouveau