Saturday, 16 March 2013

Hardanger

This week has been hardanger week at my house.
I completed (and have now sent in my photo) for the Needlework Masters Monthly StitchALong.  Here's a shot for the record.
Edelweiss and I became good friends thanks to Abi Gurden's excellent instructions.
The centre medallion of my Confetti of Hardanger HAL is completed and I have begun working on the buttonhole ribbon lacy edging.   Cutting all those threads took a couple of evenings and a lot of concentration!
And now for some non-stitching interest.   This week I borrowed this massive tome from the library.
Why you ask?   Well didn't you all see Heatherwick Designs wonderful cauldron at the Olympics and want to know more about such a designer?   I did.   This book fulfills that desire to some extent.  It is heavy, a real coffee table tome but it is fascinating too.  Have you ever seen a rolling bridge -  well maybe some of you have seen the actual rolling bridge.
Have a look at this video link and definitely have a look at the book if your library can get it for you.
Then I found out about the world's tiniest book which is only 0.75mm square.   But it is of great interest to stitchers as it fits into the eye of a needle!   See here.  Twenty two pages of  floral illustrations with the names of each printed in four scripts.   The newspaper report said "it is difficult to read without a magnifying glass".   I should think so.

And on that note I wish you all a  good weekend.   I am off to the Brain Day lectures at the University and am looking forward to that - especially the one on The Science of Happiness.


9 comments:

  1. sweet hardanger stitching..
    have a lovely weekend dear x

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  2. Your hardanger pieces are just beautiful. I love that center square on your HAL. Thanks for sharing about the books, large and small. CJ in OK

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  3. I do love books of all kinds too Margaret. Your hardanger is looking great - I do admire your needlework.

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  4. Your hardanger is beautiful..well done!

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  5. Your Hardanger is wonderful....don't know how you manage to cut those threads and not make a mistake!
    The books too were very interesting.
    I hope you let us know about the lectures and what you thought about them.

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  6. Your hardanger is beautiful! And that is one teeny tiny book. How cute.

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  7. Your hardanger pieces are beautiful. I hope you will tell us about Brain Day lectures!

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  8. Your hardanger is simply perfect! Great work!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  9. Your hardanger looks amazing. How on earth do you turn the pages of that really tiny book, I wonder?

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