Hardanger Ornaments

Hardanger Angel - Hardanger Ornaments Collection
  • Includes 20 Hardanger Machine Embroidery designs for the 4×4 & 5×7 hoops
  • PDF of design details

Hardanger Stockings

Hardanger Stockings
  • Includes two stocking designs, for 5×7 hoop
  • When sewn as instructed, these are functional stocking capable of holding gift cards or candy
  • Small enough to be hung as Christmas tree ornaments
  • Instructional PDF

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

 

Superior Threads 10101-N07 Gold Metallic Thread, 500 yd

  • For quilting and embroidery
  • This product is made from metal poly
  • Product color: gold

Laura’s favorite gold metallic thread. I purchased a large 5000 m cone almost 20 years ago and it is still strong with little if any breakage. Use a size 12 topstitch needle with this.

Golden snowflakes, Golden christmas, Applique Elegance

Hardanger ornaments, Hmong, Hmongs The Way,

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