At the end of a year, it is enjoyable to pause and to reflect upon the events of the past 12 months.
Although the holiday season is a busy time, I was able to take some time to relax and think back; I would like to share with you my retrospective. And then, I will give you a little hint of what I have planned for 2015.
A highlight of 2014 was my exhibition. Exhibiting Schwalm whitework, and doing so, keeping a rich tradition alive, has always been a goal of mine. I am proud to have now mounted two exhibitions, and happy to have a dedicated space to display this needle art. I always look forward to welcoming visitors!
In 2014, I chose monthly small projects, precursors of true Schwalm whitework, to provide a unifying theme for my blog. Through these small projects, I was able to teach how to use filling patterns effectively in different shapes. In addition, I introduced many different filling patterns; I wrote about the Schwalm costumes and traditional craftsmanship, and about the materials and equipment used in Schwalm whitework; and I shared valuable tips about Schwalm designs. I worked hard to keep my blog interesting for you, my dear readers.
Next year, for my blog, I will continue to build on the foundation I have established. However, the projects will become somewhat more elaborate. And I am thinking of an “ideas” workshop through which I will try to motivate and inspire you to create your own individual whitework.
I also begin to work on a new and big exhibition of Schwalm whitework. I envision many themes and I have a lot of ideas for pretty new designs. I hope to see the project to fruition — perhaps by Autumn 2015, but Autumn 2016 might be more realistic.
Rest assured, you will read about all of these right here! In January I will take a break from blogging, but will be back in February.
For now, I wish you all the best for the coming year; take much pleasure in Schwalm whitework and enjoy each and every stitch!