Global Schwalm Sampler – Update (15)

Two more magnificent animal motifs were contributed to the Global Schwalm Sampler – both with a reference to the home of the respective embroiderer.

An embroiderer, who wishes to remain anonymous, has donated an excellently worked contribution to the joint project. She chose a finch as the subject of her piece – the sparrow is a traditional motif of Schwalm white work and symbolizes fertility.

This week’s other contribution comes from Rita Tilbrooke from Australia. She chose to embroider a unique motif to represent her homeland: a cute seahorse. She did an excellent job of converting the pattern into effective embroidery by choosing suitable stitches.

She wrote: “Sea horses are found in the waters around South Australia and we discovered some when on holiday in Port Lincoln a few years ago. They are unusual as it is the male who bears the babies and expels them through the valve on its abdomen.”

You can see more contributions in Update 14.

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