How to Find a Schwalm Whitework Course Nearby

In Germany and the countries nearby, we do not have embroidery guilds; instead we have circles and classes offered by different providers. Unfortunately, there is no list to easily find them. So I got the idea to provide a forum for both the providers of circles and classes and the people wanting to find a nearby circle or a class.

The list is sorted by postal code and will include contact information such as contact person, link to a website, email addresses, or a phone number.

The list is not comprehensive and will be expanded with your help. If you offer a course or have knowledge of a course or a Schwalm whitework circle that would welcome new students, please send me an email.

GERMANY

34117 Kassel
Katholische Familienbildungsstätte Kassel im Regionalhaus Adolph Kolping
phone: 0561 7004-111
teacher: Monika Wegener
Weißstickerei nach Schwälmer Art
https://www.fbs-kassel.de/fbskassel/images/Homepage-2020/FBS-Jahresprogramm-2020_final.pdf (Seite 72)

34576 Homberg Lützelwig
Volkshochschule Schwalm-Eder
teacher: Anna Elisabeth Grein
phone: 06697 571
https://www.vhs-schwalm-eder.de/programm/kultur.html/kurs/469-C-4763841/t/schwaelmer-weissstickerei

34593 Knüllwald-Rengshausen
Volkshochschule Schwalm-Eder
teacher: Anna Elisabeth Grein
phone: 06697 571
https://www.vhs-schwalm-eder.de/programm/kultur.html/kurs/469-C-4763787/t/schwaelmer-weissstickerei

34613 Schwalmstadt-Dittershausen
Volkshochschule Schwalm-Eder
teacher: Anna Elisabeth Grein
phone: 06697 571
https://www.vhs-schwalm-eder.de/programm/kultur.html/kurs/469-C-4894583/t/schwaelmer-weissstickerei

34621 Frielendorf Obergrenzebach
Volkshochschule Schwalm-Eder
teacher: Irene Horn
https://www.vhs-schwalm-eder.de/programm/kultur.html/kurs/469-C-4873220/t/schwaelmer-weissstickerei

48431 Rheine
VHS Rheine
https://www.vhs-rheine.de/programm/kurs/Edle+Stickerei+auf+Leinen/nr/2034000634/bereich/details/
teacher: Maria Deistler

48683 Ahaus-Graes
VHS aktuelles forum Volkshochschule
teacher: Maria Deistler
https://www.vhs-aktuellesforum.de/programm/kultur-und-kreativitaet/bereich/dozent/id/636/kathauptalt/11/?Fsize=0

49176 Hilter am Teutoburger Wald
Volkshochschule Osnabrücker Land
https://vhs-osland.de/programm/kurs/Edle+Stickereien+auf+Leinen/nr/201-100218/bereich/details/redirect/warenkorb/

49196 Bad Laer
teacher: Heidi Baumgartner
http://www.stickkurs.de/html/kurse.html

63075 Offenbach
galerie grün
sabine perez
http://www.galerie-gruen.de/workshops.html

65604 Elz
Bettina Konhäuser
bettina.konhaeuser@t-online.de

71083 Herrenberg-Kuppingen
margarete_grandjot@stickatelier.de
Margarete Grandjot
Das Kursprogramm 2020 kann man sich herunterladen

71720 Oberstenfeld
VHS Schiller-Volkshochschule Ludwigsburg
teacher: Elisabeth Baumgart
https://www.schiller-vhs.de/index.php/lng/de/tpl/47/kurs/19B267030B/kursdetail.html

71720 Oberstenfeld
BaumgART-Handarbeiten
teacher: Elisabeth Baumgart
phone: 07062-5373
Email: baumgarthandarbeiten@gmx.de

72351 Geislingen-Binsdorf
De lütje Stuv
Heike Götz
phone: 07428 1788

87435 Kempten
teacher: Heidi Baumgartner
http://www.stickkurs.de/html/kurse.html

87538 Fischen im Allgäu
teacher: Heidi Baumgartner
http://www.stickkurs.de/html/kurse.html

87561 Oberstdorf
teacher: Heidi Baumgartner
http://www.stickkurs.de/html/kurse.html

97753 Karlstadt
teacher: Hermine Schwager

UNITED KINGDOM

CA13 9SH Cockermouth/ Highhamhall
www.highamhall.com
teacher: Angie Burt
angieburt88@icloud.com

Fy6 9ah Hambleton
teacher: Angie Burt
angieburt88@icloud.com

TA24 6QZ Taunton, Somerset
teacher: Doreen Holmes
www.Needelace.de
44(0)1984641006

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)

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

interesting links

Now and then browsing through the internet, I find some interesting websites. Perhaps you, too,
will enjoy visiting these needlework related websites. (They are listed in no particular order.)

http://needlenthread.com/
text: English

http://avomeri.me/
text: Portuguese and English

http://www.theunbrokenthread.com/blog/
text: English

http://merklapperie.blogspot.nl/
text: Dutch with translation option

http://fils-aiguilles-passion.blogspot.tw/
text: French, English, Dutch

http://piaceredelricamo.blogspot.it/
text: Italian

http://gritslife1.blogspot.de
text: German and English with translation option

http://www.stickkurs.de/html/techniken.html
text: German