Sunday, January 20, 2013

FINISH - Hardanger - I See Red

'I See Red' is now finished. It is exactly what I wanted...bright, bold, loud and unconventional.

I used lots of different stitches, and yet, there is actually a rhyme and a reason.

The two varigated threads are #8 by Threadworx.  The red threads are also #8 pearl cotton and #25 Coton a Border in two different shades of red.  Yes, we can get Coton a Border over here!  It is wonderful to work with and I recommend it to anyone if you can find it.

Needless to say, I had a lot of fun working on this piece.  It's sort of like 'crazy hardanger'.  Not something you see every day or even think about.  Hardanger is usually so geometric and has a repetitive, exact plan.  But it doesn't have to be, as I found out.  So, now it's on to my next project which is NOT hardanger.  Stay tuned!

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The colors are very Hungarian embroidery like (which I love most about it!)