Forty years ago, Allan was looking for another needlework challenge. He had enjoyed counted cross stitch as a relaxing hobby but was ready to try something new. While traveling in Minnesota, he visited a needlework shop, and his hobby took a very new turn: Hardanger.
The owner introduced him to this Norwegian needlework art, and he was hooked. Allan will be selling several pieces of his work at The Holmstad Bazaar on Saturday, October 1 from 9 am-3 pm. Come visit Allan’s display. He would enjoy talking with you about the Hardanger process.
Allan has lived at Covenant Living at the Holmstad since July 2020. He is now teaching other residents this intricate art.
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A variety of beaded Christmas angels and other pieces will be for sale at the Bazaar.
Hardanger starts with a plain even-weave fabric like linen, cotton, or synthetic. Then Allan creates an intricate lace-like pattern using counted threads and drawn thread work techniques.