Here you will find some of Mabel's finishing ideas as well as fellow-stitchers' projects.
Click on the thumbnails for a bigger version of the image. Click on the name of a design in the caption to go to that design's page.
So when you've stitched one of Mabel's designs, how do you finish it? Some of the designs come with finishing instructions, like the Guildhouse Needlebook and the Faith Hope & Love bookmark – and here are some pictures to give you a few ideas for other designs too.
|Scotland the Brave mounted in a satin box||Orpheus mounted in a thread box||The Little Wildflower Garden stitched on a felt purse||Delft on 28ct fabric in a coaster||Bittersweet mounted in a miniature frame|
|Veronica mounted in a satin box||The smaller Frozen Flower framed||Freestyle Robin mounted in a satin box||Spring Romance on a canvas bag||Frosty Pine ornament|
|Remember the Day finished with felt and padding||Remember the Day made into a card||Shisha Clover mounted in a satin box||Flora mounted in a trivet||Art of the Needle project purses|
|Wedgwood mounted in a trivet||One of the
Gingham Gems framed
|Resurrection mounted in a
|Resurrection mounted in a
|The smaller Flodgarry framed|
|Douglas pen holder||Douglas pen holder||Three of Diamonds notebook||Housework sampler
in a lap tray
|Two baptism bookmarks (see FoF)|
|Church at Dusk framed||Lviv Bible cover – front||Lviv Bible cover – back||Berrington Hall (I) framed||Berrington Hall (II) framed|
|Snippets notebook, keyring and name plate||Mini peacock in credit card holder||Mini peacock in a pendant||Matchbook set bookmark||Stitching Bug on a cotton bag|
|Elegant Cat bookmark||Round the Year (Spring) card||Round the Year coasters||Clover (I) in small wooden jewellery box||Clover (I) in small wooden jewellery box|
|Initial "I" door hanger||Round the Clock patches on goody bags||Round the World cards||Motif from dove's eye Mini Kit on invitations||Assisi bookmark on vinylweave|
|Guildhouse needlebook (front)||Guildhouse needlebook (back)||Moving House Turtle card||Kaleidoscope coasters||Autumn Wreath
|Delft patch on a cotton bag||Shades biscornu||Shades biscornu||Shisha Circle mounted in a satin box||Faith Hope & Love bookmark|
(based on Make it Do)
|Festive Cheer motif mounted in a foam frame|
Have you stitched one of Mabel's fancies? Then why not show it off here! We'd love to see your work, whether in progress, finished, or framed. a picture, and let us know whether you would like your name mentioned; and if you've made changes, or used special materials, we'd be very interested to know the details.
It's inspiring to know that several of the pieces below were people's first ever go at Hardanger – great work everyone!
|Jenny H's Little Wildflower Garden||Helen O's coaster||Sue S's 60 from 1-2-3||Linda A's Guildhouse Needlebooks and lace pincushion||Jenny H's Christmas Wreath ornament|
|Louise H's Autumn Wreath cushion||Agata J's bookmark with Hot Air Balloons||Agata J's bookmark with Hot Air Balloons||Helen O's Little Wildflower Garden||Kate B's Lviv|
|Nicola H's Hardanger patch||Nicola H's Hardanger patch on a canvas bag||Nicola H's felt bookmark||Louise H's BonBon cushion||Linda A's Mini Kit|
|Louise H's Luck of the Irish cushion||cristaltipps'
Berrington Hall (II)
|Mags C's Floral Lace – Rose||Amanda K's Kaleidoscope||Gill B's Shisha flower|
|Heidi R's Mini Kit||cristaltipps' enlarged
|Heidi R's bookmark||Jo S's Frozen Flower||Louise H's Home Sweet Home needle book|
|Michelle B's Starlight||cristaltipps' BonBon
|Jo S's Coral Cross||Katie B's Mini Kit|
|Louise H's Blackthorn worked in poppy colours||Niki J's Resurrection||Adrienne S's Clover||Jo S's Schwarzwälder Kirsch||Jo S's Autumn Wreath|
|Karen L's Tulips||Amanda K's North||Bernie B's Delft||Louise H's Housework
|Jo S's variation on Round Dozen|
|Karen S's Delft||Niki J's bookmark||Leslie L's Guildhouse needlebook||Nadine R's Anchor||Louise H's Kaleidoscope|
|Faith A's variation on Stash-a-holic||Heather G's Delft||Nadine R's Candle||Jo S's Mini Kit||Donna F's cross stitch version of Stash-a-holic|