Schwalm Basket Arrangement #2371A
- Intermediate Skill level
- Finished size 10.5" x 14.5"
This project is 10.5" x 14.5" and is filled with intermediate stitches. Schwalm is a form of whitework embroidery named for a region along the Schwalm River in central Germany. Examples date from the late 17th century and were filled with surface stitches. Then later during the 18th and 19th centuries, drawn thread fillings were added proceeding the technique we recognize today. A heart shape is frequently used as a major design unit surrounded by trailing vines and floral motifs. This learning piece uses a variety of stitches and typical filling stitches. It can be used as a box top or completed as a pillow. Spiral bound, 24 pages. A basic knowledge of Schwalm is required. A good reference is the Techniques of Schwalm, sold separately.