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« on: May 12, 2011 03:04:55 PM »

This hoop has just gone to its new home with the lovely Robinpich in a personal swap Smiley





It's adapted from a traditional Schwalm embroidery design, from a vintage Anna magazine. I didn't use the traditional drawn or pulled thread techniques though. It's stitched with perle cotton using various stitches (chain, satin, coral, trellis couching, herringbone, and something else).

It was very enjoyable to stitch - and I think Robin likes it too! Smiley Would love to hear your comments. Have any of you tried Schwalm work? I'd love to see some here.
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011 03:13:23 PM »

That's stunning, it would never stay white in my house, I'd love to stroke it!
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2011 03:17:49 PM »

That's stunning, it would never stay white in my house, I'd love to stroke it!

Cheesy - it's very tactile with the perle cotton, and the coral stitch in particular is lovely and nubbly. But don't worry, it's washable! Schwalm embroidery used to be mainly for functional items and clothing.
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2011 03:46:46 PM »

It's really beautiful!!!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2011 03:47:27 PM »

so pretty! great job Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2011 04:01:35 PM »

That's a truly stunning piece of work, I'm envious of your talent!
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2011 04:21:48 PM »

Wow....just...wow. Very, VERY nice work.  My favorite is the way the big heart in the center is stitched...I'm still a newbie embroiderer, but I think that might be the trellis couching??
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2011 04:32:35 PM »

This is beautiful, jemimah!! Your stitching is so fantastic and your fabric choice is really nice. Love it.
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2011 06:36:23 PM »

... My favorite is the way the big heart in the center is stitched...I'm still a newbie embroiderer, but I think that might be the trellis couching??

Yes, that's right Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2011 07:26:43 PM »

Very nice, jemimah!  Elegant, I think, is the word!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2011 06:24:37 AM »

this is gorgeous!! i've never heard of schwalm embroidery but now I just googled it and am in love!  your partner is super lucky!!
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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2011 06:48:39 AM »

That is so beautiful. Just stunning.
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« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2011 11:51:35 PM »

The simplicity of white-on-white is just beautiful. Such an elegant design.
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« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2011 05:47:18 AM »

this is gorgeous!  i think I might have gone cross eyed working with white on white.  (I'm currently going cross eyed working on a french knot monogram, but that's got colors and contrast!)  But this is hitting my wists! (for when I get back into swapping!)
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« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2011 10:55:50 AM »

simply elegant....just wonderful jemimah.... as always!!... I love the white
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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2011 03:33:25 PM »

Ooooooooooh, gorgeous! I love the white-on-white. I have a book on Schwalm, and this makes me want to move it up on my "to learn" list.
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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2011 05:56:53 PM »

So beautiful! Delicate and textural and lovely.
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« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2011 12:43:24 PM »

Very elegant!! Cheesy Beautiful!
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« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2011 03:53:48 PM »

I'm always envious of your swap partners.  This is so fantastic.  Thanks for turning me on to another stitching style!
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Wow that is really beautiful!
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« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2011 12:31:06 PM »

Wow this is beautiful, think I might ask you for a personal swap in the future Cheesy
I love the embroidery, always loved this kind of style, where the colour of the thread is the same as the background.
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« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2011 01:17:56 PM »

Thank you! Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2011 02:03:53 AM »

this is just gorgeous. i love the white-on white, and the design is so cute!
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« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2011 07:11:12 AM »

Wow! Wow! Wow! Once again, you blow me away. It's just so beautiful.
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« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2011 02:53:58 PM »

Absolutely beautiful - "elegant" is the perfect word for it!
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