Schwalm Fairy Schwalm embroidery originates in Germany in a region along the Schwalm River. It is characterised by a coral knot stitch and chain stitch outline. The shapes are then filled in using pulled and/or drawn thread work stitches. The fairy is worked on pure evenweave white linen in a 10" embroidery hoop.
Suitability - Intermediate Plus You should be able to work coral knot stitch and chain stitch without instruction. It is not necessary to have experience of pulled and drawn thread work. This work is not suitable for beginners.
Times 10.00 am. to 4.00 pm. with 45 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-made biscuits mid-morning and cake mid-afternoon.
What you need to bring packed lunch 10" embroidery hoop, both rings of which should be bound with white cotton tape or bias binding. A seat frame is recommended. If you wear glasses or require a magnifier for close work, it is particularly important to bring them with you. (everything else is provided, including needles & embroidery scissors. However you are welcome to bring your own sewing kit if you prefer - please note that you will need good quality sharp embroidery scissors to be able to continue with this work at home after the workshop).
Cost £59 per person including all materials and access to a YouTube tutorial after the workshop.
About the Workshop You will begin by transferring part of the design onto your linen using the tissue paper technique. After stitching the coral knot and chain stitch outline stitches, you will learn to work satin block filling and wing filling stitches. A link to the video tutorial will be e-mailed to you after the workshop in order for you to be able to complete the embroidery at home.