Schwalm Embroidery is a regional or folk embroidery from the Schwalm Valley in the region of Hessen in North Central Germany. It is a beautiful form of whitework embroidery consisting of some surface embroidery, drawn threadwork, pulled threadwork and hemstitching.
Irish Blessing is an illuminated ‘manuscript’ stitched with multiple techniques. This class is perfect for the stitcher who would like to try a new technique or challenge themselves by incorporating multiple techniques in their work. Counted thread, contemporary gold work, beading and stumpwork all come together to create this charming wall piece.
Take a journey through several regions of Ukraine, and learn some of their embroidery stitches. From the Polissian region, learn pattern darning called Zavolikinya. From the Poltava region we focus on merezhky (drawn thread embroidery), and vryizuvannya (cutwork)
Enjoy travelling back to the early nineteenth century when the young girls in the Hedebo area south of Copenhagen enjoyed embroidering their 'Heirlooms' using the attractive techniques of Hedebo embroidery. A Mammoth Hedebo Experience incorporates pulled thread embroidery.
The ‘Tree of Life’ (non-charted) is a personalized design using flosses, pearl cottons, metallic threads and beads. The Padded ‘Tree’ trunk and the branches are overstitched in twisted, curved patterns with metallic threads.
Discover and unravel the wide variety of stitches found on English 16th and 17th century samplers. Each day will focus on a different historical technique from this period: blackwork, coloured silkwork, metal thread work and whitework.