Hardanger embroideryHardanger embroidery
is a form of embroidery
worked in white yarn on a coloured Hardanger cloth, using drawn thread work
It is a form of counted-thread embroidery
It originates from the Hardanger district in Western Norway.
Amongst the special techniques used are:
- cording: overcasting over several threads to make a cord
- woven bars: weaving the needle over and under three threads until they are completely covered.
- picot: twisting the thread once round the needle before inserting the needle.
- four sided stitch: forming adjoining squares.