Introduction to Schwalm Whitework
In this third part, you will find the explanations of the embroidery inside of the upper part of the project.
Form a grid by alternately removing 1 thread and leaving 3 in both directions. To get a clean job, make sure to remove the threads to the edge of the pattern and cut them very cleanly.
Here is the design to achieve. Those are 4 “half-squares” formed of 4 straight stitches each embroidered with 2-stranded thread gathered around a central point.
That’s what you need to get.
These patterns should be embroidered diagonally leaving an empty hole between the centers. I cut the thread at each pattern to avoid seeing threads in transparency.
Then fill the empty spaces with lazy daisy stitches made with the DMC “Special à broder” thread. Each pattern is made of 4 loops starting from the same point.
Tulips, lower parts
The pattern is worked diagonally with stranded cotton 2 threads. The goal is to fill the squares “fan wise” with straight stitches. You have to work the stitches from the edges of the square by uniting them all in one central point. It takes 7 points to form a pattern. You can easily move from one pattern to another by keeping the same thread.