If you love All Things Embroidery, and especially if you love whitework embroidery, you’ll definitely enjoy the following video on Appenzell whitework!
Appenzell is a region in northeast Switzerland, famous in the embroidery world for very fine whitework featuring many types of stitches, openwork backgrounds, floral motifs, and sometimes, figures.
Before industrialization in Switzerland, the fine whitework from Appenzell was worked entirely by hand, as a cottage industry. In the following video produced by Appenzellerland Tourism, the story of the Appenzell whitework is told. The video is in English and is just short of 30 minutes long. It’s definitely worth watching!
Thanks to Jessica Grimm for pointing out the video on Facebook. Who is Jessica Grimm? She’s an RSN graduate located in the western Netherlands. She runs lots of workshops, so if you’re in the area and looking for instruction, you might contact her! In any case, she has a nice website and she posts lots of interesting embroidery stuff on her Facebook page, Märchenhaftes Sticken.