Recently, ladies from the “Still Stitching with Susan” group from the Unites States again visited Eschwege to further their knowledge of Schwalm whitework with me.
In all there were nine participants, many of whom had already successfully worked through Lesson
#1 Happel Hearts, Lesson #2 Tulip Wreath, and Lesson #3 Openwork Circle Design Ornaments in 2015 and 2016.
One student new to the class practiced the first steps of Schwalm whitework at home already along my books and so she could start working on the lesson #2 subject – the tulip wreath.
All the others wanted to learn needle-weaving band patterns this time.
To avoid language difficulties while teaching and to enable them to finish the ambitious project themselves after learning and practicing in Eschwege, I prepared a written instruction. The lesson #4 booklet Needle-Weaving Band Sampler with its great detailed descriptions and illustrated step-by-step instructions got in the end 45 pages. It was perfectly edited by my professional editor Joey Colbert.
Before starting the sampler work, they had to practice every new content on their practicing pieces (see images.)
Included in the group was the needlework shop owner Kimberly Young of Sassy Jacks Stitchery, Kimberly has in stock all the needed materials and equipment for Schwalm whitework, especially the Weddigen linen with 13.5/cm thread count! Please call her with your request. She also stores a couple of my books.
Susan Greening-Davis, the initiator of the teaching travel, and Kimberly now offer Schwalm whitework classes in the US.