Beside snail shells spirals can be seen in a variety of different places. Herta Schneider got the idea to use the spiral as a focal point for a design that incorporates small elements of Schwalm whitework to fill the areas between the big motifs. She “strung” these elements on a thread and laid the finished “chain” into a spiral.
Monika Wegener bought a design drawing from Herta Schneider and embroidered such a spiral. Her name and the year gracefully flow along the curved lines.
or pointed and curved.
Small hearts alternate with tendrils.
Knife points with Blanket stitches are also found.
I think this project not only turned out very nicely but was also a good way to practice small elements used in Schwalm whitework.