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Beginning Hardanger



Hardanger is a province, a violin, and a lovely cutwork embroidery all from Norway.  You will learn kloster blocks, woven bars, picots, dove’s eye fillers, and a charming versatile satin stitch motif.  This little work of art can be easily made into a Christmas ornament or a pin cushion. 

Skill Level:

Beginner

Skill Set Needed:

No experience necessary.

Class Includes:

- Four hours of instruction

- A one time use 10% off discount coupon for in-store merchandise (includes Makers’ Cafe) 

Class Prep & Materials Needed:

Hardanger fabric at least 6” x 6”.  If you have a larger piece of fabric, use a 6x6” corner.  Do not cut the piece away until you see the intermediate class sample. 
- 1 skein size 5 perle cotton
- 1 ball size 8 perle cotton
- The threads should be the same light color but different from the fabric color.
- 1 pair small Gingher stork scissors
- Size 26, 24, 22 John James tapestry needles

Homework (optional):
Stitch edges of fabric with zigzag or serging by machine or whipstitch by hand.
Find center of fabric by folding and running a sewing thread through the center out to top and bottom and side to side. 
Start with a plus (+) in the center over 4 threads with the fabric center in the middle of the plus.
The stitches and spaces between will be 4 threads (with Hardanger fabric, double threads count as one thread). 

Class Policies

We are continually striving to bring fresh new classes to our Makers’ Mercantile® patrons.  To make sure that these classes take place, we encourage you to reserve your spot early to ensure the minimum enrollment!  Consider signing up with a friend, or a bunch of friends!!

Registration: Classes are sold on a first come, first served basis, both online and in-store, and your place in class is reserved with full payment.

Class Minimums: The minimum class size is 3 students.  If class registration does not reach 3 students by 7 days prior to the first session, the class will be cancelled. If we cancel your class for lack of enrollment, we will contact you with refund/transfer options.


 Should you need to cancel any time prior to 7 days before the first class, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel after that date, we cannot issue a refund unless we are able to fill your place from the wait list. You may also have a friend take your place in the class, if you are not able to cancel in time to receive a refund.


Instructor: Eda Lee Haas
Instructor Bio: Eda Lee Haas has loved handwork from a very young age. Her grandmother taught her to crochet at 3, embroider at 5, and knit at 7 years of age. She is an avid quilter, weaver, and spinner. She has hooked rugs for over 50 years, dyeing all of the wool fabric. She braids, weaves, and knot rugs as well. She also does needlepoint, shashiko, pin loom weaving, and all sorts of international embroideries. She teaches to keep the old fiber arts alive ? tatting, hemstitching, and hardanger. She loves to try complicated patterns and design her own. She is a long time Chicago transplant to the Seattle area. After earning a BA in biology and mathematics and receiving her masters degree in medical technology from Northwestern University, she worked as a technologist in Chicago. The doctors she worked for claimed that they never saw her without a needle in her hand and it continues today. She lives with her husband of 43 years and her cat of 14 and has two grownup sons.
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