Hardanger - its name may give us an impression of the hardest embroidery to do (or maybe a little bit dangerous kind LOL!) . NO...... , we are wrong to think that way! Hardanger is one of the interesting embroideries I ever I stitched. A sachet is my first hardanger project and I got the freebie pattern(Heart Sweet Bag) from Victoria Sampler website. I started with the hardanger part - kloster blocks, eyelet, weaving etc etc etc from the middle of the fabric (28ct cashel linen). And it didn't take much time to do. This is far than what I was expecting. Then, I did the embellishment part - some backstitches, lazy daisy stitch and beads, followed by the finishing part ~ to make the stitched piece into a sachet. The finishing part was trickiest part (at least to me) but the instructions were easy to follow hence easy to do, even for a beginner like me.
The only reason why I took several days to finish this hardanger project was because of I alternately stitching my XS bellpull project which is now 60% complete.
Anyway, I can assure you this : Next time, when you see the word "hardanger" , don't panic *wink* because you will see nothing but the beauty. Looks can be deceiving but I was 'deceived' by a name hik hik hik hik