Monday, February 29, 2016

Hardanger Doily called "INDIA"

I don't know why but, no  matter what I did,
the colors looked "washed out".  They actually harmonize
extremely well with the black fabric and are vibrant and
deep.  Just image what a pretty shawl with a green
loden coat looks like.

This was one of the (if not THE) hardest thing I ever
did in Hardanger.  Although it is not a complicated piece,
working on black fabric was nearly impossible.

This little piece is definitely toward the top of my
"favorite" list because it was such a challenge.

A challenge that turned out very well even though this
picture makes it looks sort of "fuzzy".  It isn't though.

I held it up to the window so you could see the twisted bars
which go around the whole piece.  In the other pictures,
this feature looks sort of like just lines of dashes of thread.

Why the name "India"? Well, I think of  elephants.  The
beautiful embroidered head pieces you sometimes see
elephants dressed with.  And "India" because they have
such beautiful embroidery, designs and colors.

Oh, and although I didn't show any pictures of the back...
you guess looks pretty much the same as the front.


Susan Lenz said...

The colors don't really look washed out to me ... but I'm not looking at the original. Wish I were as it is quite beautiful. I really like the photo held to the window as well. Great work!


The colors are beautiful. I also like seeing it held up to the window. The thing that elephants wear is called a headdress and sometimes they are even just painted on. I agree, Indian embroidery is awesome! Very nice piece.


Liz's mom came to visit the office and she was actually, it seems, more impressed with your dragon piece than with Susan's work!! Don't tell Susan!!