Large Outer Web (for Hardanger)

Large Outer Web

When the last bar is woven, insert the needle from back to front in the corner fabric at the first junction(A). Move to the next junction and insert the needle in and back out, leaving a 2 x 2 fabric square in the center (B).

At the first corner, bring the needle from back to front in the center satin stitch. Bring needle out on the left side of the extended thread to form the twist in the thread before continuing to the next fabric junction (C).

Work around the outside of the space in the same manner, inserting the twist in every corner (D).

Large Outer Web

When back at the starting point, insert the needle into the first junction and run the thread beneath several satin stitch blocks before trimming off (E).


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Triangular Web (Three-sided web) (for Hardanger)

Triangular Web

Triangular Web

Weave the first bar to the center and insert the needle in the top right fabric corner hole (A). Insert the needle beneath the extended thread and bring needle out in the left fabric corner (B). Make the twist on that corner by bringing the needle under the center stitch (C). Return to the woven bar by bringing the thread around the first side of the web and back up into the center of the bar (D). Weave the remainder of the bar and continue to the next bar, inserting the triangular webs as you proceed.


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Nutmeg (filling stitch) (for Hardanger)

Nutmeg (filling stitch) (for Hardanger)

Weave the four bars, inserting a web (dove’s eye) in the center when you are half ways across the fourth bar.

Bring the needle out in the corner of the fabric (A). Basically, this stitch is a corner to corner web with the stitches woven into the regular web by alternating over and under when coming to the center web stitches.

Pass the needle under the first side of the web and then over the next side of the web as the needle goes down in the next corner (B). Be sure to put the “twist” in the corner web as you proceed to the next corner (C). Turn your work as you go from corner to corner.

End by wrapping the thread around the first corner stitch, bringing it to the back and running the thread behind finished satin stitches as normal.

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Pinwheel (filling stitch) (for Hardanger)

Pinwheel (filling stitch) (for Hardanger)

Weave the bars and insert three spokes. On the fourth spoke, before returning to the corner, create the pinwheel by passing the needle over the spoke, under the woven bar, over the next spoke, etc. Continue the circle of ‘over’ and ‘under’ until the desired size of the pinwheel is reached, ending at the fourth spoke. Complete by twisting the thread around the spoke once or twice to the outside of the motif.

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Rosette (Struvor) Filling Stitch (for Hardanger)

Rosette (Struvor) Filling Stitch (for Hardanger)

This stitch is created by doing a quarter at a time. First weave the bars and then add the divided branch from the corner to the middle of each wrapped bar. Continue around the kloster block to finish the outside. Don’t forget to stitch the eyelet in the very center.

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Dove’s Eyes with Spokes

Dove’s Eyes with Spokes

The design is created with spokes added across the corners and then the Dove’s eye over the top. To do a single Dove’s eye, my suggestion is to weave two sides. Then create one spoke from one corner to the other, making a couple of twists as you go back. Now weave the third side. Create the second spoke across to the opposite corner going under the first spoke. As you go back, make one wrap, then make sure your thread goes over the first spoke, make another wrap and finish in the third corner. Weave half of the fourth bar, then create your Dove’s eye making sure your thread stays on top of the spokes. Finish by weaving the rest of the fourth bar.

The level of difficulty increases with the number of Dove’s eye motifs you are creating. Try to determine the best direction to go to maximum the number of spokes and Dove’s eyes you can create without needing to run your needle through the back of a wrapped bar to get to the next section.

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