Saturday, 10 March 2018

Potpourri

Hi Everyone,

As soon as I saw this hardanger project I knew I had to make it as it is perfect for elegantly holding some of the potpourri I have dispersed in various corners of the house.  I changed the pattern a bit and added embroidery but the design is from Hardanger Creatif by Isabelle Corbé and although meant for potpourri, it could really hold anything.



I used  white linen of 25ct. which I had on hand and perlé cotton #12 and #8 so the holder is rather small but would be larger if using a different count fabric.



After the basic hardanger stitches, a blanket stitch surround, kloster blocks, wrapped bars and doves eyes, four tiny eyelets are made on each side of the four segments through which a cording is passed. Although the pattern includes no embroidery, I added a splash of colour with a couple of flowers.



I spray starched everything before using four lengths of crochet cording to lace up the sides, but it really needs that sugar stiffening treatment which I used on my Christmas snowflakes to firmly hold the sides when the potpourri is added.



Hope to do  that this weekend.  Thank you for visiting.

Sheryl

31 comments:

  1. That's really lovely, and an interesting new use for hardanger, too!

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  2. Sheryl, what a creative project and your addition of the embroidered flowers adds so much to the piece. I love it and your photos are just wonderful, I can almost smell the potpourri!

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  3. So beautiful and elegant Sheryl. I love how you added the pretty flowers, it really makes the piece.

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  4. You are a fantastic stitcher Sheryl, I have been looking at some of your older posts .
    I love this project with the flowers inside just wondeful.

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  5. Sheryl, this is so very, very pretty!

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  6. This is a very pretty design Sheryl. Lovely.

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  7. Oh, but that looks magical, so tender and noble looks the whole thing. I also like the combination of hardanger and cross stitch. But I have not seen such a variant with a small basket, I have to try it.
    I wish you a beautiful Sunday,
    Hugs Martina

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  8. Very pretty and delicate looking.

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  9. A very pretty and cute little basket that I imagine very sweet-smelling. And the perfect touch of colour to match the flowers! Have a nice Sunday! Xx
    Sandrine

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  10. Your needlework is so very pretty Sheryl, this one if amazing.

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  11. That is, by far, the most elegant potpourri holder I have ever seen, Sheryl. Simply lovely :) Hope your March is going well--have a lovely week ahead!

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  12. Wow, so pretty, Sheryl! The flower embroidery adds color to the piece. I have purchased hardanger fabric but I am not confident even to try a small piece thinking that I will cut at wrong places and ruin the fabric.

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  13. Oh my Sheryl this is beyond gorgeous. Seriously, you do the most delicate and beautiful work. I always look forward to coming by and seeing what you have worked on. You never ever disappoint. I love how the stitching looks on the piece...really pops but so delicately. Perfection. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

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  14. How beautiful your potpourri box is, Sheryl. It is so very elegant and your embroidery is once again perfect! I am always amazed at your wondrous stitching!

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  15. this is beautiful, what an original idea!

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  16. Oh, Sheryl, this is so beautiful!
    You must have such patience, it’s gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  17. Beautiful detail Sheryl. xx

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  18. Just wonderful, Sheryl. I can imagine this little potpourri holder standing on a sideboard smelling just wonderfully. A great new addition to your creative finishes.

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  19. What a lovely little potpourri holder! I bet it releases a wonderful scent while looking so pretty. Your added embroidery is just perfect for it too.

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  20. Very delicate - I can see why you thought it would be good for potpourri x

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  21. Such a beautiful and delicate creation. Well done!

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  22. This is just gorgeous. I love how all the things you make or so elegant and useful too!

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  23. What an exquisite piece of hardanger.

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  24. Wow, stunning! It's so beautiful, you make it look easy!

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