Schwalm Embroidery Made Easy Schwalm embroidery originates in Germany in a region along the Schwalm River. It typically includes heart shaped designs, the heart seen as a symbol of love and friendship. This 'shopping sized' bag is made of natural dyed hessian and the embroidery is worked with cotton perle thread using a number of different stitches including pulled thread work. This is Schwalm embroidery made easy! The bag handles are decorated with stitching and the bag is lined with calico. It measures 15 1/2" x 13". This particular design is from Australia (and we have permission to use it).
Suitability - Intermediate Suitable for beginners to pulled thread work and everyone who enjoys stitching.
Date(s) Saturday 30th March 2019 (3 places now available) This workshop may be run again on demand.
Times 10.00 am. to 4.00 pm. with 30 minutes for lunch Arrival:- from 9.30 am.
Location Alstonefield Memorial Hall (The Village Hall) Postcode for Satnav - DE6 2FR Click for Directions
Refreshments Tea & coffee is provided throughout the day, with home baking. Please bring your own packed lunch.
What you need to bring All materials and equipment will be provided.You may wish to use an embroidery hoop for some of this work, in which case either a 6" or 8" hoop would be suitable. These are available for use, but please bring your own if you wish (seat frame always best). Please note that hessian does tend to drop fibres everywhere so be careful what you wear - black velvet trousers not recommended!
Cost £45 per person including all materials.
About the Workshop The workshop is an introduction to Schwalm embroidery and incorporates the basic elements of this type of work, but is made easier beause we are using natural dyed hessian, making the stitches easier to see. After transferring the design, you will outline the heart and use a pulled thread work stitch to fill in using cotton perle thread. You will part-complete the design during the workshop and full instructions and materials will be given to complete the bag at home. It is useful to have a sewing machine available at home to finish off your bag, however it is possible to complete it by hand.