Drawn Thread & Hardanger

We do the class for these two techniques together as they are frequently combined and work beautifully together. Please scroll down to read about the course details or use the buttons below to ‘jump’ to the appropriate section of the page.


Drawn Thread

This is a counted thread embroidery technique. Therefore it is stitched on evenweave fabric. It is based on removing threads from the warp and/or weft of the fabric. The threads remaining are then stitched and manipulated to create beautiful designs and textures.


This is also a counted form of embroidery. It is associated with the Hardanger region in South West Norway. Satin stitch is the basic stitch and is worked in blocks. When the blocks are completed the fabric threads are then cut and withdrawn as required. Patterns are then created within the open areas using a variety of stitches. It is traditionally stitched in white on a white background but it is fun to play with colour too.

What to Bring on the Day

  • 6” Embroidery Hoop

  • Small sharp embroidery scissors

  • Thimble – if you use one

  • Glasses – if you need them

Tea and Coffee will be provided on the day.


Courses run from 10 am until 1 pm.

2018 Dates

Drawn Thread: Tuesday 23th October
Hardanger: Tuesday 13th November

2019 Dates

Hardanger: Monday 4th February
Hardanger:  Saturday 22nd June
Hardanger: Tuesday 17th September

Hardanger Cruise 18th – 25th May, please call us for details of this holiday


The cost of this class is £45 including all materials.

“I haven’t used my sewing machine for years and was quite nervous about starting again. I needn’t have worried, the course was taken at my pace and there was loads of help from Anne. I’m looking forward to the rest of the training days in the ‘Block’ and have resolved to keep sewing!!”

Sally Johnson, Block a Month

“I booked the Block a Month early this year and it’s been fabulous. I have had loads of help from Anne and the team and feel much more confident in my sewing skills now. Let’s just say a few family members will be getting homemade Christmas presents this year. Next year, I may give embroidery a try!!”

Adele Blount, Block a Month Course

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