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Schwalm for Lefties Update!


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Last week, we talked a bit about Schwalm whitework and a stitching challenge / give-away for lefties. The challenge part includes stitching up a Schwalm project from Luzine Happel’s book, Basic Principles of Schwalm Whitework, re-written for left-handed embroiderers, and corresponding with Luzine about the clarity of the instructions and so forth. The give-away part is the fact that the three participants will receive all the materials necessary to complete the project, including the linen with the design already on it, the threads, needles, and the book.

Schwalm Whitework Embroidery

I was really happy with all the response on this, and I think Luzine will have some excellent help in making sure her left-handed version of Basic Principles of Schwalm Whitework is up to par.

Here are the winners:

Winnie van Vegchel
Yvette Stanton
Mosaic Magpie (Deb)

If you three intrepid stitchers would please contact me with your mailing information, I will forward that on to Luzine, and she will take it from there!

Thanks to everyone for participating!


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  1. G’day there Mary and THE THREE,
    Lovely, and hope to see some updates along the way. I’m really interested to ‘watch’.
    Cheers, Kath

  2. Woohoo! Thanks Mary! I never have the chance to do other designers’ designs as I am usually too busy with my own work. This comes at the perfect time where I am between books. Thanks Mary and Luzine!

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