Techniques of German Schwalm (downloadable PDF) #2371C-D
- Beginner I Skill level
This is a downloadable pattern and is not eligible for returns and must be purchased separately from regular stock items. You will have 2 attempts and 24 hours in which to download your pattern after purchase. To view this pattern you will need an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) viewer.Complete instructions and darning filling stitches plus a practice project. 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. The heart sampler uses a variety of stitches and typical filling stitches. 20 pages.