Hardanger pillow - number one
Hardanger pillow number two
Last month or maybe even earlier than that, I started work on a Hardanger pillow. This is to be a Ring pillow for a friends daughter, and I am adapting a pattern I found in a book. I was not happy with my first attempt - the white was just too bright - you see I'd been unable to find my ball of DMC #8 in blanc. I used Caron Watercolours - but it was just wrong. (I do intend finishing this though - but not as a ring pillow)
So, on to a second start, when I finally found the right perle. This is in DMC blanc in #8 and #12, and is much better. I have to finish the stitching, and have some Swarovski crystals, and some seed beads to attach to it, and intend putting the names, date, and place for the wedding around the edge. The wedding is on 11th July- not long. My problem is, what do I put on the inside of the pillow, and what fabric shall I finish the pillow in. I have some ideas, but need to find the fabric - and quickly. The crystals are Silver Shadow, as the brides dress is decorated with silver crystals. I thought I'd do the lettering in silver around the edges too. What do you think. All thoughts appreciated -whether good or bad - constructive criticism is great. I have limited places to shop where I live, and due to time restraints also limited time to shop online.