Kit #2B

This kit provides all the needed materials for lesson #2 Tulip Wreath, for the project worked with 13.5 per cm thread-count linen.

The kit includes all of the following:
• linen – 13.5/cm thread count Weddigen linen about 60 cm X 60 cm with the pre-transferred design
• linen – 13.5/cm thread count Weddigen linen about 20 cm X 20 cm for practicing
• Coton à broder No 16 – 1 skein, No. 20 – 2 skeins, and No. 30 – 3 skeins
• Chenille needle No. 24
• Chenille needle No. 26
• Tapestry needle No. 26
• washing powder

Kit #2B
13.5/cm thread count linen with the pre-transferred design
needles
threads
item price: € 34.00 (including 19% sales tax), 28.57 € for customers outside the EU
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Kit #2A

This kit provides all the needed materials for lesson #2 Tulip Wreath, for the project worked with 16 per cm thread-count linen.


The kit includes all of the following:
• linen – 16/cm thread count Weddigen linen about 45 cm X 45 cm with the pre-transferred design
• linen – 16/cm thread count Weddigen linen about 20 cm X 20 cm for practicing
• Coton à broder No 20, and 25 – 1 skein each, and No. 30 – 2 skeins
• Chenille needle No. 26
• Tapestry needle No. 26
• washing powder


Kit #2A
16/cm thread count linen with the pre-transferred design
needles
threads
item price: € 25 (including 19% sales tax), 21.01 € for customers outside the EU
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Kit #1

This kit provides all the needed materials for lesson #1 Happel Hearts and lesson #3 Openwork Circle Design Ornaments. A small sample piece of linen with 16 threads per cm is also included so that you can test the fabric before working lesson #2 Tulip Wreath.


for lesson #1
• design
• linen – 13.5/cm thread count Weddigen linen about 20 cm X 90 cm
• DEKA iron transfer pencil
• tracing paper
• removable tape
• Chenille needle No. 24
• Chenille needle No. 26
• Tapestry needle No. 26
• Coton à broder No 16, 20, and 25 – 1 skein each
• washing powder

additional items for lesson #3
• linen – 13.5/cm thread count Weddigen linen about 20 cm X 90 cm
• Coton à broder No 16, 20, and 30 – 1 skein each
• washing powder

additional item preparing for lesson #2
• linen – 16/cm thread count Weddigen linen about 20 cm X 20 cm


Kit #1
linen
needles
threads
and various accessories
item price: € 35 (including 19% sales tax), 29,41 € for customers outside the EU
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Schwalm Whitework Embroidery Supplies – online resources

More and more local embroidery stores are closing, so people no longer have the opportunity to buy supplies directly. Some people are not familiar with browsing the internet, and even if one is internet savvy, finding embroidery supplies on the internet is not always easy. Lately I have received requests from ladies looking for the required supplies.

Both DMC and Anchor produce coton à broder threads. I cannot see a difference in the quality. In some countries, Anchor is more common, in other countries, such as France, DMC is more common.

Used are different thread weights – No. 30, No. 25, No. 20, and No. 16.


For beginners I recommend Weddigen linen with a thread count of 13.5/cm (34 tpi); it is article No. 160.


However, a linen with a higher thread count is usually used for Schwalm whitework; this is Weddigen linen with a thread count of 16/cm (40 tpi); it is article No. 925 (in the US it is called Legacy linen “Alba Maxima”).


So, to help people trying to find these items, I thought to publish a list of online retailers. While you are shopping online, not only compare prices of supplies, but also consider shipping costs.

This is not a complete list. If you are an online retailer of white coton à broder threads, or if you are an online retailer of Weddigen linen article No. 160 or Weddigen linen article No. 925, and if you want to be included on this list, please email me, and I will add your link to this list.

AUSTRALIA
All Threads Embroidery
DMC 16, 20, 25, 30
Weddigen #925

JAPAN

NORTH AMERICA
Threadneedle Street
DMC 16, 20, 25, 30
Alba Maxima linen (Weddigen #925)
For threads, you will have to go to their homepage, click the Threads link at the top of the page, and find “DMC Broder” under “Other Cotton Threads” in the links on the left of the page.
For the linen, you will follow the “Fabrics” link at the top of the homepage. “Schwalm/Alba Maxima” is listed under “Non-Evenweave Linens” on the left of the page.

Needle in a Haystack
DMC 16, 20, 25, 30
Alba Maxima linen (Weddigen #925)

Traditional Stitches
DMC 20, 25, 30
Alba Maxima linen (Weddigen #925)

Canada, in Gatineau near Ottawa,
Trillium Lace
supplier of threads, books, tools for different embroideries

GERMANY
Handarbeitswaren.de
Anchor 16, 20, 25, 30

Handarbeiten Pusteblume
Weddigen #160
There is a language flag in bottom right of the page (text optionally English or German).
The link does not go directly to the page with the linen. In bottom left you see a “Quick Find” – insert “weddigen 160” and press “search”.

Handarbeitshaus.de
Text: German only
DMC and Anchor 16, 20, 25, 30
Weddigen #160 and #925

Handarbeiten Kortlüke
Text: German only
Weddigen #160 and #925

Angelika Reinhart Handarbeiten
Text: German only
Anchor 16, 20, 25, 30
The link does not go directly to the page with the threads; see column in the left: Online-Shop – Stickgarne – Vierfachstickgarn
Weddigen #160
The link does not go directly to the page with the linen; see column in the left: Online-Shop – Stoffe – Stickstoffe – on bottom of the second page “Stickereileinen 160”
Weddigen #925
The link does not go directly to the page with the linen; see column in the left: Online-Shop – Stoffe – Stickstoffe – Feine Leinenstoffe – Schwälmer Leinen 925

Stickparadies Bauer
Text: German only
Weddigen #160
The link does not go directly to the page with the linen; see column in the left: Handarbeitsstoffe – Leinen – Leinen 13,5 fädig

FRANCE
DMC
DCM 16, 20, 25, 30

universbroderie
DMC 16,20,25,30

ecolaines
DMC 20, 25, 30

Quick and Easy Cording

At the end of last year’s workshop, cording was needed to finish projects. Sally found my established and traditional way of making cording (twisting with the help of a pencil) archaic
Kordel_1and asked if I had a twister. Unfortunately, I did not know about this special tool. So, this year she brought one along for me.

A twister is a small, light, and handy tool that is about 13 cm long.
Kordel_2It is composed of a handle, a hook for holding the threads, and interlocking gearwheels.
Kordel_3When the handle is turned, the gearwheels cause the hook to rotate, thus twisting the hooked threads.
Kordel_4How much faster, easier, and more evenly a cord is twisted when using this small utensil. It is great fun!
Kordel_5To achieve a tightly twisted cord, the ends of the twisted thread are held with the hand, the hook is taken out and hung on the twisted thread as a weight,
Kordel_6and the twisted thread is folded onto itself to twist into a thicker cord.
Kordel_7It is also fun to twist cords with 2, 3, or more colours.
Kordel_8Thanks for sharing, Sally!