Hardanger designs

Originally Hardanger was almost always white on white, or at least using thread the same colour (usually light) as the fabric. However, with so many colourful threads available nowadays, from everyday DMC perle cottons to speciality threads like Caron's Watercolours or hand-dyed silk perles, it seems almost ungrateful not to make use of them. Colours can also be very evocative, and this is why most of our designs are stitched using at least some coloured threads; however, most of the coloured designs would work equally well in traditional white on white – the choice (as with so many things in needlework) is yours!

If you have never done any Hardanger before you might want to start with one of Mabel's Mini Kits which have been put together especially for beginners. They contain all the materials you will need, cover the basic Hardanger stitches and come with extra detailed instructions.

Shopping for a stitching friend or family member? Make sure their present is exactly what they want by giving them one of the many vouchers available – anything from a single small project to a Pick & Mix of large designs!

Please note that our chart packs are digital and will be emailed to you in PDF format. Click here for some practical points about chart packs, materials etc. before you dip into our range of designs.

Card-sized designs

Cards & Coasters

Designs of no more than 76 x 76 stitches which are particularly suitable for cards or small decorative items

Small designs

Small designs

Designs between
76 x 76 and 100 x 100 stitches

Medium designs

Medium designs

Square designs under 150 x 150 stitches, or rectangular designs whose short side is no more than 125 stitches

Large designs

Large designs

Square designs from 150 x 150 stitches, or rectangular designs whose short side is over 125 stitches

Sets and Series
Sets and Series

Sets & Series

Designs that share a theme, style or technique, available at special set prices