Hardanger Fabric (under construction)
Hardanger is 100% cotton and it is usually a 22 count
fabric. It is a relatively inexpensive fabric, especially compared
to linen. Hardanger is a method of embroidery and Hardanger fabric was
designed specifically for it. Hardanger embroidery was originally
linen years ago. Linen was very expensive to make and quite
valuable. Hardanger embroidery as we know it today originated in the
Hardanger region of Norway several hundred years ago. Eventually,
Norwegian immigrants brought it to the Untied States Hardanger fabric
is usually imported from European cities. It is generally used for
embroidery, but can be used by cross stitchers looking for delicate
detail. It is often used by stitchers for projects like ornaments and
doilies. There are pattern designs just for Hardanger. You can even
make clothing out of Hardanger fabric. Hardanger projects make
wonderful heirlooms. If you are new to Hardanger embroidery
techniques, than Hardanger fabric is a great choice. It is a good
fabric to use when learning Hardanger as well as Aida fabric in 20 or 18
Hardanger 22 Count Sample
Weaves (Plain Weaves) are most often cotton fabric. The warp
and weft thread count is the same. These fabrics come in many
colors. There are several different types like Davosa, Janina, Lugana,
(52% Cotton and 48% Rayon), Linda, Annabelle, Jubilee, Aida and
is one of the most popular because of it's elegant, soft, smooth sheen
and large variety of colors, including hand dyed fabrics.
also drapes nicely.
is made of 100% cotton twist yarn and it is great for all types of
stitching. It's a relatively thick fabric and is ideal for clothing,
pillows and other items and gives a soft supple look. It comes in a
small range of neutral colors.
is also a heavy fabric that is very versatile and similar to a Jobelan.
Cloth is made from a special blend of polyester and rayon yards.
Perfect for projects requiring soft, machine washable, soil and wrinkle
resistant fabric. It is a good alternative to Aida fabric. Salem cloth
is relatively inexpensive for cross stitch fabric. It come in just a
few neutral colors.
Jobelan 28 Count Sample
Lugana is a soft, heavy, even
weave fabric that is easy to count and a great for cross stitch. Did
you know that Lugana used to be called Brittney fabric? It comes in many colors
and a few different counts like 25, 28 and 32 counts with the most color
choices in 25 count. Lugana
is an elegant fabric for table linens, samplers, pillows, and other
decorative accessories. Lugana is also a great choice for Hardanger
projects. It is made of 52% cotton 48% rayon blend. Lugana in 25
count is my favorite choice for Hardanger projects. I like the way
that the floss glides through the fabric when I stitch. It is
simple to count, unlike a linen. I also prefer the Lugana fabric
to the Hardanger fabric because of the variety of colors available in
Lugana. Hardanger fabrics tend to stick to very neutral colors and
few choices. Lugana comes in many neutral and colorful colors as
well, allowing for more self expression. Lugana fabric paired with
Caron Wildflowers floss makes some truly beautiful Hardanger projects.
My latest project won a first place ribbon at the county fair and the
Judges Choice ribbon as well.
Hardanger project done on 25 count Mushroom Lugana fabric
using Caron Wildflower floss