Global Schwalm Sampler – Update (21)

Global Schwalm Sampler – Update (21)

Here are seven more unique embroideries from the Hong Kong contributions. Because I thought that a bit of openwork would be good to include into the sampler, some ladies donated two embroideries. They deserve special thanks.

New-to-the-sampler animal motifs and exquisite designs are found in this series.

In update 18 I challenged readers to discover all the interesting embroidered details. Now I invite you to have a closer look – especially to the imaginative arrangements of the different leaves.


#73
Bron Tsang


#74
Dodo Wong


#75 + #76
Siu Yan Chan


#77 + #78
Florence Poon


#79
Gloria Ng


You can see more contributions in Update 20.

Global Schwalm Sampler – Update (20)

Global Schwalm Sampler – Update (20)

Here are seven more unique embroideries from the Hong Kong contributions. Some of the ladies donated two pieces. I thought that a bit of openwork would be good to include into the sampler. Unfortunately time was limited, still a couple of embroiderers managed to work a second, more open, contribution – an extra thanks to all of them.

All the embroiderers included the reason for choosing their respective designs.


#66
Cindy Yeung
She wrote: “My design of leaflets, flowers and tendrils intertwined within a circular shape was intended to bring inner peace and joy to the audience. I find this especially important in times of adversity, when we need more support, empathy and collaboration across people from all walks of life.”


#67
Vanessa Cheung
She wrote: “My design is inspired by the hibiscus that blossomed in the garden outside my building during COVID-19. I saw them every day on my way to work. Their beauty and vitality remind me that there is always something to treasure around us even amid the most difficult times.”


#68
Stephanie Lam named her piece `Spring´.
She wrote: “`Spring´ is the beginning of the year in which weather is getting warmer and plants start to grow. `Spring´ inspired me to design this work with lots of flowers. Through this work, it is my hope to bring joy (sunflower) and love (heart-shape flower) to people in the world, including medical professionals on the front line who risks their lives for us.”


#69
Stephanie Lam


#70
Koey Wu
She wrote: “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt only by the heart.”


#71
Cathy Lo
She wrote: “This is the first time that I am experienced in Schwalm Technique. Never I stitched any item in the Schwalm style. The most close to it is the Hardanger table runner project in the past. I have done two designs. The first one is called „Cats and Bird“, which was my very first attempt to put Schwalm technique into it, and I was quite unsure and struggling. As more practice and search on your web to found out more and knowing all different type and method. So I try again.”


#72
Cathy Lo
She wrote: “The second design is the Hong Kong flag. The regional flag is a design of five Bauhinia petals, each with a star in the middle. I chose this design because the petal will give me a basic area to work five different techniques, and of course the country I come from.”

You can see more contributions in Update 19.

Save Money – Buy Downloads

Save Money – Buy Downloads

Due to the coronavirus crisis, shipping options have been substantially reduced to many countries. For months, shipping of smaller packages (mainly books) has not been available.

In response to this issue, I have created downloadable pdf files of all my books that have been, up to this point, only available as printed versions.

If you like working from the screen or if you have a printer, you can now buy my publications taking advantage of two benefits:
1. No shipping costs and no long wait
2. Save on the purchase price. The titles listed below are less expensive as downloads. The gross price for these documents is €5 less than the gross price listed in my shop for the printed versions. Included in the gross price is sales tax – not collected from customers outside the EU.

This applies to:

Schwalm Whitework – Lesson #1 – Happel Hearts
download version: €20; printed version €25
Schwalm Whitework – Lesson #1 for left-hander – Happel Hearts
download version: €20; printed version €25
Schwalm Whitework – Lesson #2 – Tulip Wreath
download version: €20; printed version €25
Schwalm Whitework – Lesson #2 for left-hander – Tulip Wreath
download version: €20; printed version €25
Schwalm Whitework – Lesson #4 – Needle-Weaving Band Sampler
download version: €20; printed version €25
Schwalm Whitework – Lesson #4 for left-hander – Needle-Weaving Band Sampler
download version: €20; printed version €25
Basic Principles of Schwalm Whitework
download version: €24.90; printed version €29.90
Basic Principles of Schwalm Whitework – for left-hander
download version: €24.90; printed version €29.90
Early Schwalm Whitework
download version: €30; printed version €35
Schwalm Crowns
download version: €30; printed version €35
Grand Schwalm Crowns
download version: €30; printed version €35
Fancy Hems
download version: €24.90; printed version €29.90
Schwalm Needle-Weaving Bands
download version: €20; printed version €25
Openwork Pattern Samplers
download version: €30; printed version €35
Openwork Needleweaving Patterns
download version: €24.90; printed version €29.90
Limetrosen I – English
download version: €30; printed version €35
Stars
download version: €30; printed version €35
Stickereien – English
download version: €10; printed version €15
Easter Eggs
download version: €10; printed version €15
Embroidered Easter Eggs
download version: €10; printed version €15

Due to the large file sizes, I had to divide some of them into several parts.

If you are interested, please email me.

Global Schwalm Sampler – Update (19)

Global Schwalm Sampler – Update (19)

Here are six more unique embroideries from the Hong Kong contributions.

If the contributions shown in Update 18 were rather typical Schwalm embroidery, in this update one will see freer and more individualistic designs.

Some of the pieces are impressive with perfect embroidery. Unfortunately, the photographs cannot fully show the subtlety and accuracy of the stitches. It is a special experience to be able to view them in person.

For the time being, you have to be content with the pictures, but perhaps at some point you will have the opportunity to take a personal look at the finished sampler.


#60
Kristen Kong


#61
Sandy Lam


#62
Maggie Fung


#63
Anthea Ling


#64
Jamie Chan


#65
Tracy Fan

You can see more contributions in Update (18).

Global Schwalm Sampler – Update (18)

Global Schwalm Sampler – Update (18)

Now on to the grand finale: I recently received a package from Hong Kong with 36 (!) carefully packed embroideries.

Mimi Chan is a perfectly trained embroiderer with body and soul. She passes on her enthusiasm to young people through free lessons. She teaches her great skills in courses for adults.

When she found out about the Global Schwalm Sampler project, she encouraged many of her students to participate – both beginners and advanced embroiderers. They all did their best.

Of course, I can’t present all of these embroideries at one time – that would go beyond the scope of my blog posts. Little by little, I will show them all – in the order in that I opened the individual packages.

Due to another lockdown in Hong Kong, Mimi had to temporarily close her studio again. The work that had been started had to be completed on one’s own at home and then laboriously collected throughout the big city. Since time was of the essence, many embroideries did not include a reason for the chosen motif.

What is in all the small and large packages?

Have fun exploring the wunderful contents, looking at the diverse design ideas and discovering all the interesting embroidered details.


#54
Elaine Chiu


#55
Vincci Ko


#56
Toni Lam


#57
Kennes Young


#58
Anna Chan


#59
Laurels Lung

You can see more contributions in Update (17).