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Fancy Hems by Luzine Happel. Schwalm whitework embroidery is often used to adorn tablecloths, table runners, and household linens of various kinds. Besides the beautiful and lace-like embroidery featured on Schwalm pieces, Schwalm work often depends upon the finishing of the embroidered piece with a fancy hem.

Reticello is an ancient form of Italian needlelace dating from the 15th century. This gorgeous linen fragrance pillow features drawn thread work, needle lace stitches, pea hole hemstitch, counted satin stitch and a rolled hem.


Schwalm Embroidery: A Reader’s Masterpiece & Some Resources

Table Runner


Drawn Thread Embroidery: Another Way to Secure the Edge

Finishing the Edge in Drawn Thread Embroidery


Drawn Thread Embroidery: Chain Loop Bunches

Drawn Thread Embroidery: Bunching threads together with a chain loop


Drawn Thread Embroidery: Zig-Zags and Corners

Drawn Thread Embroidery: Working Zig-Zags & Corners.

Insertion seams tutorial - technique in which the edges of two pieces of fabric are joined with an embroidery stitch, leaving a slight gap and creating a lacy effect


Drawn Thread Embroidery


Schwalm Whitework by Jane D. Zimmerman - This project explores the early form of Hedebo embroidery, a style of Danish 19th-century whitework. This style was primarily a counted thread technique in which considerable openwork was used. Her original 8.5" by 16" design was inspired by the floral motifs in Danish household linen of the 1800s.


Hemstitch in Drawn Thread Embroidery – Photo Tutorial

Hemstitch in Drawn Thread Embroidery


Drawn Thread Embroidery Tutorials

Drawn thread embroidery. I really want to try this!