Today's featured WIP is one of my two nameless hardanger pieces. Yes, it's an original, and I refer to this one as the "pastel hardanger."
Technique/Materials: Hardanger on 25ct lugana. Most of the kloster blocks and buttonhole are stitched in Caron's Watercolours. The rest of the stitching is in pearl cotton.
Background: This was started 9 or 10(!) years ago. I only recall when because it was before we purchased our house. I didn't chart this out at all before starting. I started with a piece of fabric and started stitching kloster blocks at one end in a more-or-less random zigzag to the halfway point of the fabric, then mirrored that pattern to the other end, and again down the other side. I think I then charted out the result and played with different possible divisions and fillings. I still haven't figured out what goes into the three small areas at each end and the two tiny areas on each side.
Why it's not done: I really like the way this is coming out, but I can only do the needle weaving in very brief stints due to carpal tunnel and other nerve issues. I can't do any "in hand" work these days. As a result, this piece only sees very brief activity every once in a while.
What's left to do: The rest of the filling stitches, and then figuring out what to put in the little areas. Any ideas?