Carolyn Mitchell Designs


What is Hardanger?  It is one of the Whitework techniques hailing from Norway.  However, most of the Nordic countries do this beautiful work.  Originally Hardanger was stitched on white linen and using white thread or on ecru linen using ecru thread. Today Hardanger is worked on many different fabrics using many different fibres and colours. For myself, I still prefer the light colours as it offers a delicate appearance.

Come and stitches these ten
small elegant ornaments which require the basics in Hardanger. They are stitched on 27 count North Cross Linen using Elegance, Subtlety ,#8 Braid and crystals.  The book does have a glossary with step by step instructions.  It is a great way to learn as the designs are small.

Proficiency:  Beginner to Advanced

Suggested Retail Price: $20.00

Love Brandon 

This design can be
worked as a table centre or to cover a shaker box. This elegant beginner design teaches the basics in Hardanger. Stitches included Klosters, Ship, Tulips, Woven Bars, Dove's Eyes, Eyelets and a fringed border.  Written to be worked on 22 or 28 Count fabric it uses #5 and #8 Perle Cotton and Watercolours for the 22 count fabric and it uses #8 and #12 Perle Cotton, Waterlilies and pearl beads for the 28 count fabric.

Proficiency:  Beginner to Intermediate/Advanced

Suggested Retail Price: $15.00


Summer Garden:

A pretty, subtle design in Hardanger. It is stitched on 25 count Lugana with an overall design of 12 by 21 inches. Stitches used in this design are Edelweiss, Blanket Stitch Flower, Satin Motifs and the delicate Lacy Buttonhole Edging. Fibres include Waterlilies, Splendor, Soie Cristale plus perle cottons.

Proficiency:   Intermediate to Advanced

Suggested Retail Price: $20.00

Carberry Star:

This is a great beginner design featuring: Klosters, cutting, woven bars, eyelets, star, spider stitch and buttonhole stitch.  It can be worked on 22 to 32 count fabric with the threads begin adjusted to the size of fabric.  The booklet includes Step by Step instructions.

Proficiency:   Beginner

Suggested Retail Price: $12.00


Here is total elegance. It is 13" by 13" when worked on 27 count Quaker cloth or North Cross Linen and the fibres are Waterlilies, Elegance, Subtlety (all silks) and #4 Braid. A laying tool is a must to achieve the smooth look.  Stitches include:  Satin Motifs, Cable, Kloster Bars, Woven Wheels, Struvor Stitch, and pretty Shells.

Proficiency:   Intermediate to Advanced

Suggested Retail Price: $10.00