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Association canadienne de broderie, Inc.

By Janice Routley

This sweet small pillow design introducing Schwalm can be used as a pin cushion or placed beside your dresser mirror to store your beautiful brooches.  This gorgeous whitework technique is originally from the Schwalm River Valley in north central Germany and features such stitches as Coral Knots, Buttonhole, tiny chain and filling stitches such as Marburg, Waffle and Rose.  This will make a great guild course.

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By Janice Routley

This intermediate level course not only give instructions in various stitches, but encourages independent study of pulled thread stitches. Stitches given in the course are Hedebo Buttonhole Edge, Wave, Window, Reverse Wave, Waffle, Honeycomb, Satin, Faggot, Reverse Faggot, Cross, Greek Cross, Double Back, Ripple and Eyelet.

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Guideline for Student Levels


Beginners are those who need guidance in reading stitch patterns or who are new to the technique.

Intermediate students understand stitch patterns but may need guidance; have taken this technique or similar one at the beginner or basic level; have a beginning understanding of colour and design.

Advanced students read charts and stitch diagrams with ease, have a good understanding of stitch technique; have good understanding of colour and design. Must have taken an intermediate level course in the technique. Must be able to work independently.