PRESTIGIEUSES COURONNES DE SCHWALM

 
 
35,00 €
SKU: 1609F
Luzine Happel
PRESTIGIEUSES COURONNES DE SCHWALM
Eschwege (D) 2012, 84 pp., 29,7×21 cm, ring binder
Text: French

Also available in English (1609E) or German (1609).
 
 
“Couronnes de Schwalm” (Schwalm crowns) are large symmetrical satin stitch motifs with which the embroiderers from the Schwalm “crowned” their textiles. In the widest sense, they are based on the arbor vitae motif (with or without a bird) which is often combined with hearts and/or tulips.

Luzine Happel too crowns the extensive research work she has done to date on Schwarz embroidery with the two publications in ring binders "Couronnes du pays de Schwalm" (SKU 1608F) and "Prestigieuses Couronnes de Schwalm" (SKU 1609F).

The amount of material is simply overwhelming: the first volume (SKU 1608F) contains 96 “crowns” (some with variations) and numerous little extra ornaments in cross stitch (especially letters, numbers and bird motifs).

Another 66 larger “crowns” are to be found in this second volume.

For each pattern, an illustration and a drawing of the contours serve to guide the embroiderer.