In this introduction to Hardanger embroidery, you will make a laced floral ornament designed by Donna Olson. The step-by-step instruction will guide you through the fundamental stitches of hardangersøm: satin stitch, buttonhole, eyelets, and dove’s eye. You will combine these stitches with Hardanger’s characteristic techniques of kloster blocks, cutting and drawing out thread, and weaving. The result will be a thing of beauty, all made in just a two-day class! All materials will be provided for a small materials fee, payable to the instructor.
Ruth Ann Holm is a retired elementary school teacher and elementary school principal. She is a member of the Coulee Country Chapter of The Embroiderers’ Guild of America. She has taught her chapter members several Hardanger embroidery and drawn-thread classes. For the past 15 years, Ruth Ann has also taught Hardanger embroidery to middle school and high school students in a summer school enrichment program. Many students have returned year after year. In June of 2018, Ruth Ann taught beginning Hardanger embroidery at the Sons of Norway convention held at the Wergeland Lodge in La Crosse, Wisconsin.