Global Schwalm Sampler – Update (5)

Unfortunately, shipping in some regions of the world is currently either impossible or only possible to a limited extent. Please let me know your intention to contribute and your anticipated ship date by the beginning of July. I will then wait for all committed submissions to arrive here. I would like them to arrive by the end of July, but of course we will have to be flexible during these uncertain times.

Shipping within Germany and from some neighboring countries is not affected. So today I can present five new contributions to the global sampler.

Anita Bischof from Germany embroidered an animal motif.

She wrote: “The elephant is my favorite animal. He has thick skin, but is also sensitive and very social as a herd animal. He has everything we need to get through this time. It’s better together. ”

She depicted the weighty animal with matching Limet- Filling patterns. She chose Rose stitches for the body and the dense one-pattern for the ear. The tusks were given Stain stitch bars. The bend in the trunk was “drawn” with short rows of Coral knots. A Blanket stitch eyelet forms the eye and half-eyelets the toes.

Hedwig Clausmeyer from Germany also wanted to be part of the great community effort.

She has rendered the traditional tulip motif of Schwalm whitework into a modern silhouette and perfectly embroidered on handwoven linen. Satin stitch bars, Wave stitches, a Röserich pattern and Herringbone curved lines fill the areas. The large motif with its simple shape is impressive, and the small insect is the icing on the cake.

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Jacqueline Blanot from France submitted two very different embroidery designs.

The large butterfly is elegant simplicity. This is achieved through her choice of the filling patterns. An openwork pattern, a Limet pattern, and a simple withdrawn-thread pattern with Honeycomb Darning stitches can be found.

For the second contribution, Jacqueline modified a motif from Jacobean embroidery and skillfully translated it into Schwalm embroidery. She chose a branch with flowers, leaves, and tendrils. The long-time teacher and translator of my books into the French language used a wealth of Limet patterns and a simple withdrawn-thread pattern with Honeycomb Darning stitches to design the areas. So that the embroidery would not appear excessively heavy, some shapes were simply outlined.

Christa Waldmann from Germany had embroidered a commemorative picture for her silver wedding anniversary. She generously decided to donate it to the global sampler. It provides us with a treasure trove of ideas.

The designer and long-time teacher has included all the elements of Schwalm embroidery in her magnificent work. Heart, tulip, sun, and bird can be found as traditional motifs. Blanket stitch half-eyelets and 2 short-2 long stitches surround the motifs. Herringbone curved lines on the neck of the birds and around the heart complete the decorations. Various openwork and Limet filling patterns were used. Many spirals, undivided Satin stitch leaves, rounded Blanket stitch leaves as well as various small flowers with Blanket stitches, Satin stitches, and Eyelash stitches fill the areas between the motifs. A needle-weaving hem with spiders completes the work.

One can find more contributions in Update (4)

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