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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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