Schwalm techniques break away from the traditional whitework
to become a purse. The tulip, bird, or floral heart design may be stitched
on natural colored linen for everyday use or on white for more elegant events.
The stitches include variations of satin, coral knot, chain, buttonhole,
wave, Persian, rose, and herringbone. Ecru or white cotton a broider threads
The student receives sufficient fabric for a 9" x 11" x 2" handbag but the
design is equally suitable for a notebook cover or tray insert.
The practice cloth features Seminar 2003's theme "Bee" and may become
an inside pocket. An optional finishing service (after stitching is completed)
is also available for those wanting someone else to complete the project
into a purse.
Technique: Schwalm whitework
Proficiency Level: Intermediate
Design Size: 8-3/4" x 11-1/4"
Kit Fees/Contents: $36; 36-count linen (18" x 25"), cotton a broider
threads, tapestry and crewel needles, instructions, and purse pattern. Finishing
Fee (optional) $30 payable when stitching sent to the finisher and includes
fabrics (lining, batting, and cord) and return postage.
Student Supplies: Usual stitching supplies, sharp pointed scissors,
tweezers, wrapped embroidery hoop or stretcher frame (must be able to remove
fabric easily), washable fabric marker or pencil, magnification and light
Pre-work: Select design and project for class and transfer to fabric.