No. 479
category: simple drawn thread filling pattern
stitches used: bars of Satin stitches over 2 threads in the width and 2 threads in the height
vertical axis: withdrawn thread line
materials used: 13.5/cm thread-count Weddigen linen Coton à broder No. 20 for the filling pattern

Figuring out filling pattern 478, I conceived the idea of filling a shape only with Satin stitches over 2 threads in the width and 2 threads in the height and working them alternating slanting up to the right and then to the left The result is a nice pattern for narrow shapes on the straight of grain.
479_1Starting in the middle, alternate withdrawing 1 vertical thread and leaving 2 vertical threads.
479_3In vertical columns, from bottom to top and back, embroider Satin stitches as “bars.” Start at the bottom right of the longitudinal axis and work Satin stitches. They are worked slanting and crossing 2 fabric threads in the height and width.
479_4Also, the stitches are worked alternating slanting up to the right and then to the left. So, after working the last stitch of the first bar, do no turn the work but bring the needle up at the left of the next two-thread column (to the left of the column just worked)
479_5and work slanting Satin stitches from top to bottom.
479_6Continue working Satin stitch bars always alternating from bottom to top and back without turning the piece
479_7until the half of the shape is filled.
479_8Now turn the piece and working from the already embroidered section, fill the remaining section.
Start there with a bar worked from top to bottom and continue working in the established way
479_9until the entire shape is filled.
479_10Washed, starched, and ironed the finished pattern shows its full charm.

  1. Dear Luzine,

    How did you do the lovely border around the heart? Is it shown in a previous blog?

    Thank you

    • Dear Annette,
      You can find half-eyelet scallops in many places of my blog.
      But here the outlining looks especially nice and lovely, because the filling pattern is unadorned and inconspicuous.

  2. Thanks, Mary, enjoyed seeing this. Very nice. I enjoy your post. Thanks again

    • Thanks to Mary my website got a wave of visitors today. Many of them will return. So I feel vindicated in my work and enjoy to continue it. Schwalm whitework is one of the most fascinating embroidery techniques of all. I want to introduce poeple all over the world to it. But it is difficult to become well-known throughout the country – again Mary supported me and my work.

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  4. With the tutorial instructions and photos I feel I could do a small drawn thread heart. It’s lovely and I love and collect hearts. I would make it into a small doll pillow or a pretty embroidered pincushion. Thank you for the great tutorial.

  5. This is a lovely embroidered work. Goodness I love it.I will try it later. Thank you very much

    • Thank you for your comment, Leticia!
      Did you notice, that I offer online courses for beginner? This is a possibility to dare Schwalm whitework having a teacher in the back.

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