How to Use
Hardanger embroidery is a form of embroidery traditionally worked with white thread on white even-weave cloth, using counted thread and drawn thread work techniques. It is sometimes called whitework embroidery. Charles Craft Hardanger fabric is an evenweave cotton material woven with pairs of threads, 22 pairs per linear inch in both directions (22 count). The weave gives a squared appearance to the fabric (similar to aida cloth), with distinct holes, making it easy to count and work on. Other evenweave fabrics are also suitable for Hardanger embroidery but do not usually have the clearly defined block appearance. Traditional Hardanger embroidery is worked with a thread color that matches the fabric, usually white or cream. DMC Pearl Cotton 5 is ideal for Hardanger Fabric. Use DMC Pearl cotton 8, for more delicate filling stitches and other surface details.