Thursday, June 20, 2013
Schwalm embroidery. The teacher said to just get on and do the stitches on the real piece, and undo if it didn't look right, but I want to gain some confidence before I start work on very expensive linen. To begin with, coral stitch is not very easy to undo. Like tatting, it has to be undone knot by knot. The linen is white, which gets dirty easily, so I'd rather work on it as little as possible. I traced elements of the pattern onto a scrap of cotton. I'm accumulating questions for next time I see the teacher. Eventually I will have to take a deep breath and begin work on the linen, but I'm sure I can procrastinate a bit longer.