Thank you to everyone who commented and emailed me about the proper way to do kloster blocks. I’m sure no one is surprised that there wasn’t universal agreement. That is why I love the internet. 😉 So, I decided to look up Meg Shinall’s hardanger course in some old issues of The Gift of Stitching. In the April 2010 issue (pg. 28), she shows her klosters being done by coming up at the far side and down where you cut. So, that’s what I did.
I think the little basic hemstitching band turned out quite nice. I’ve done a little bit of hardanger in the past, but I am always pleasantly surprised by how easy it really is, and by how much of an impact a few cut threads can make.