Traditional Embroidery

 Drawn thread work on linen. The linen is never cut - the pulling of the threads as you embroider creates the pattern of holes. This was a sampler. I made it large enough to go on my bedside table where all my work is constantly covered by a big pile of books.

Hardanger closeup Hardanger. This is one you *do* cut - and heaven help you if you have made a mistake. Hardanger is the perfect technique for perfectionists.

Hardanger sampler A multi-colour Hardanger sampler made into a bookmark.