Embroiderers' Association of Canada, Inc.

Association canadienne de broderie, Inc.

By Carolyn Mitchell

This is a teaching course for beginner students in Hardanger. It is expected that all the stitches in this course will be completed, including the two styles of finishing the table mat. It is recommended that you have some experience of working on cotton or linen fabric and have done any of the following techniques: counted cross stitch, counted thread work, or blackwork.

The stitches in the design are: straight klosters, staircase Klosters, eyelets, ships, cable stitch, reverse cable stitch, buttonhole edging, fringe edging, herringbone stitch, cutting woven bars, dove’s eyes, and square fillets. Finishing instructions are included.

Design Area: 52.07 x 26.04 cm (20.5 x 10.25 inches)

Ground Fabric: #22-count fabric. Hardanger or Arisosa cut 69 x 41 cm (27 x 16 inches).

Thread: Pearl cotton #5 and #8 and one skein of The CARON Collection Watercolours®, if desired.

Text: 25 pages, plus large colour copy of the finished table mat, and four detailed stitch charts of the design.

Supplies: Approximately $25.     Materials List

Skill Level: Beginner.

Time: 4 months.

Fee: 2 Options

Electronic (PDF) $35 CAD

Hardcopy (includes postage) $45 CAD

Note: No refunds once registration is complete.      This course is available to EAC members only.

Complete a Course Registration Form (PDF) and payment option (if using PayPal)

Fee Options

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Guidelines for Student Levels


Beginner students need guidance in reading stitch patterns or are new to the technique.

Intermediate students understand stitch patterns but may need guidance; have taken this technique or similar one at the beginner or basic level; have a beginning understanding of colour and design.

Advanced students read charts and stitch diagrams with ease, have a good understanding of stitch technique; have good understanding of colour and design. Must have taken an intermediate level course in the technique. Must be able to work independently.