Needle-weaving hems and needle-weaving bands are an inherent part of Schwalm whitework. And the huge number of different possibilities makes this special type of embroidery varied and interesting.

In Schwalm Whitework Lesson #4 – Needle-Weaving Band Sampler, I described how to work the different pattern categories in great detail. I have now collected into a new publication a huge number of band patterns with short explanations. This publication will enable embroiderers to find the perfect pattern for their taste and purpose.

The featured needle-weaving band patterns were found on pieces worked within the last two hundred years – 193 different patterns in all.

To both show the course of larger patterns and also enable a size comparison, all patterns are shown over a section of about seventy-two bundles.

The patterns are arranged into these categories:

  • A-patterns
  • one-piece block patterns
  • two-piece block patterns
  • two-piece block patterns with spiders
  • mirrored patterns
  • In addition, these patterns are also included:

  • divided patterns
  • needle-weaving with wrapped bundles patterns
  • pattern combinations
  • In each of the categories, the patterns are arranged according to their number of units. To make it easier to find a special pattern, the number of bundles of a single pattern segment is also provided for each pattern. (Of course all the special terms are clarified.)

    Some band patterns are easy to read, and others are more confusing. In an attempt to prevent errors from being made and to ease your work, I provide an additional service. For each band pattern, I have included the number of bundles for the individual bridges of the first unit; these are set in parentheses. Additionally, this pattern segment (the counted-out section) is marked with red lines at both ends.

    Tips for creating both new patterns and different samplers round out this very special and precious publication.

    Schwalm Needle-Weaving Bands

    Needle-Weaving Bands
    collection of 193 different patterns

    67 pages
    more than 230 images
    plasic comb binding
    item price: €25
    (including 7% sales tax),
    €23.36 for customers outside the EU


    1. Afternoon Luzine,

      Will it be possible to send me these pages of the book by PDF? I will happily pay the Euro 23.36. Our Post Office is in such a mess that this parcel might never get to me.

      If this is not possible, I will understand. Will then order next year to miss the christmas rush

      • Hello Andrew,
        Because of the many pictures the file becomes very big. I can try to cut the documents in different parts, but this needs time, and in the moment my time is rare. I will email you, when I have it finished.

        • Morning Luzine,

          I know that your time is precious. There is no hurry at all. Next year will also be just fine.

          Kind Regards

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