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.
That's really lovely, and an interesting new use for hardanger, too!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
So beautiful and elegant Sheryl. I love how you added the pretty flowers, it really makes the piece.ReplyDelete
Dear Sheryl, it's beautiful!ReplyDelete
Nice idea. Lovely finish.ReplyDelete
You are a fantastic stitcher Sheryl, I have been looking at some of your older posts .ReplyDelete
I love this project with the flowers inside just wondeful.
Sheryl, this is so very, very pretty!ReplyDelete
This is a very pretty design Sheryl. Lovely.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I wish you a beautiful Sunday,
Wow, absolutely gorgeous!!ReplyDelete
Very pretty and delicate looking.ReplyDelete
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! XxReplyDelete
Its gorgeous Sheryl. xxReplyDelete
Your needlework is so very pretty Sheryl, this one if amazing.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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@stitchingfriendsforeverReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
this is beautiful, what an original idea!ReplyDelete
Oh, Sheryl, this is so beautiful!ReplyDelete
You must have such patience, it’s gorgeous!
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Very delicate - I can see why you thought it would be good for potpourri xReplyDelete
Such a beautiful and delicate creation. Well done!ReplyDelete
This is just gorgeous. I love how all the things you make or so elegant and useful too!ReplyDelete
It's very delicate & lovelyReplyDelete
What an exquisite piece of hardanger.ReplyDelete
Wow, stunning! It's so beautiful, you make it look easy!ReplyDelete
Coś pięknego!też chce takie cudo !ReplyDelete
Where can I get this pattern?ReplyDelete