By Janice Routley
This sweet small pillow design introducing Schwalm can be used as a pin cushion or placed beside your dresser mirror to store your beautiful brooches. This gorgeous whitework technique is originally from the Schwalm River Valley in north central Germany and features such stitches as Coral Knots, Buttonhole, tiny chain and filling stitches such as Marburg, Waffle and Rose. This will make a great guild course.
Size of Design Area: 2″ by 8″ approximately
Ground Fabric: 2 pieces cut 6″ by 12″ of 32-count coloured linen for stitching
2 pieces of material to be used for lining
Thread: #16 white Coton á Broder (optional #8 Perle Cotton), #25 white Coton á Broder (optional #12 Perle Cotton)
Other Supplies: Fibre fill, ribbon for a bow, #5 Perle Cotton for twisted cording
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate (experience in a counted thread technique such as Hardanger is an asset)
Text: The text is 8 pages, available electronically or mailed hardcopy
Time: 3 months
Supplies to purchase: Approximately $25 for minimum supplies
Fee: 2 options
Option A: Electronic (PDF) delivery $35 CAD – includes Registration Fee and text
Option B: Hardcopy (mailed) $45 CAD – includes Registration Fee, text and postage
This course is available to EAC members only. Note: No Refunds once registration is complete.