In the previous article I showed the spiral of Herta Schneider embroidered by Monika Wegener. One can change the design or add additional elements. half-eyelet scallops, 2 short-2 long stitches und Eyelash stitches are only some options.
Elements repeated in a row were also part of many Schwalm embroideries of the past, as the pictures of traditional pieces show.
In a piece from 1804 there is a row of Herringbone stitches, bordered with Stem stitches.
A work from 1827 includes staggered and mirrored Blanket stitch half-eyelet scallops along a row of Chain stitches.
A pillow case from 1842 has a line of undivided leaves on both sides of a Coral Knot stitch row,
a line of rounded leaves (representing feathers), and
rows of alternating tendrils and rounded leaves.
On a piece from 1866, there are leaves – arranged like tulips –
and we see them again alternating with tendrils.
Embroidery on a sleeve cuff embroidery 1895 shows leaves – arranged like hearts – alternating with tendrils.
The embroidery on the same sleeve cuff contains a row of Coral Knot stitch elements.
A very old bed covering with early Schwalm whitework is decorated with a row of tendrils along a curved line.
Of course, there could certainly be many more examples.
With these suggestions and a little imagination you can develop your own creations. I am happy to provide you with two basic spirals –
let your creativity shine!
I look forward to seeing your designs!