I'm really pleased with the finished look of this one. It was hard to get a good picture, because of the light in our current home. I find it either too dark or too bright to get a good shot, but trusty Photoshop Elements is at hand to save the day, so you can see it in a respectable amount of light and detail.
I wanted to do a more detailed post on how I put this cover together, but unfortunately forgot all about taking the necessary photos until I'd almost finished. Sorry! Next time....
I didn't have quite enough of the plain peach fabric you see through the cutwork areas, so I used it where it was needed and put a border of white around it. The backing is also lined so as to make it a bit less flimsy, especially in comparison to the backed piece of Oslo fabric on the front, which is quite rigid.
The last step was a 10"/25cm white zip.
This was a lovely project to work. I hadn't done a decent sized piece of hardanger for such a long time and it was a real pleasure to do this one. I loved using the Anchor peach multi-coloured pearl #5 and also putting one of my old Six Strand Sweets to use. Later on, when I was sorting out which threads to sell last month, I found that I actually owned the matching Anchor multicolour stranded cotton and could also have used that, but I don't think anything was lost for not having done so.
The cushion/pillow's new owners are very happy with it and recently sent me a photo of it in situ on their sofa, (which you can see on my Instagram - link in the sidebar).
What's next? The Bingley Show handicrafts tent displays. Roll up, roll up!
Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2016