Hardanger: fiordaliso and other flowers. After the Herbarium I wanted to try out Hardanger with the intention of adapting the flowers to this type of embroidery. Based on my previous samples I prepared a large-scale project and readjusted it with the help of Yolande, who embroidered it: that's how the Fiordaliso was born, a sampler of 70 by 70 cm. Later, other works followed, sometimes smaller but all equally charming and embroidered with passion by some friends inspired by flowers, a kind of leitmotiv of our community of experienced embroiderers.
In the book I present, with appropriate diagrams, most of the stitches used in the Fiordaliso. Using photos I show the progressive steps of its realization, all accompanied by diagrams of the whole work.
The second part contains embroideries from other friends, illustrated by diagrams and images that may help to understand the projects and the possibilities of realization.
The book is intended for people who already know hardanger and who want to experiment, especially on the possibilities of adaptation to colours and rounded patterns.