To embroider this set we used 60-weight 100% cotton embroidery threads.
Some points to remember from the General Guidelines:
Use Vilene water soluble stabilizer;
Use the same thread for the upper and bobbin to get two-sided embroidery.
DO NOT embroider several designs in one hoop.
The FSL designs can be then stitched onto fabric.
Another method of combining the designs from the Hardanger set is described here.
Step One: Hoop a layer of water-soluble Vilene with fabric. Let the machine embroider the outline of the design.
Step Two: Take the hoop out of the machine. Do NOT take the fabric out of the hoop! With sharp scissors cut away the fabric inside the outline.
Step Three: Insert the hoop into the machine and let it embroider the design.
Step Four: Take the fabric out of the hoop and cut away the excess stabilizer.
Step Five: After you finish embroidering all the designs on your working piece, place the fabric into a bowl of warm water to dissolve the remainder of the stabilizer. Change the water several times. Spread on a flat surface and leave to air dry. Iron with steam.
The designs from the set can be used to make many household items - table runners, doilies, coasters, curtains, etc. Here are some pictures of what we made with the designs.