This surface embroidery form has several different versions and is known by many names: Huck Embroidery, Huckaback darning, Punto Oitinho BrazilianYugoslavian Weaving, and Swedish weaving. There is a form of loom weaving called Swedish weaving also.
The style we are talking about today is best known as Huck Embroidery or Swedish weaving. The name Huck Embroidery comes from the specialty fabric, huck, which it is stitched on. Phyllis Maurer from Ethnic Textile Art researches ethnic needlework. Sweden may have gotten the credit because many of the surviving linens and clothes came from this country. Swedish weaving was at its height of popularity in the s and s in the United States where the stitching was done on huck kitchen towels and linens.
Thankfully there has been a resurgence in the popularity of Huck Embroidery. What distinguishes huck weaving from other similar styles is the design is worked completely on the top of the fabric, so the thread never appears on the back. That is great news for those of us who hold our breath when someone picks up our work and turns it over to see how neat it is! This is a very easy technique to learn working with basically two stitches.
It works well for both right- and left-hand stitchers. Designers combine the stitches in a repeating pattern that is easy to follow and relaxing to stitch. Let me show you just how easy this technique is to learn. Fabrics: There are several specialty fabrics which make your stitching a breeze. Huck fabric is a descendant of a linen weave called huckaback. This fabric has a smooth and rough side. Sometimes it is hard to tell them apart by feel. The easiest method is to check the floats.
One side will have 1 thread per float, while the other will have 2 threads per float. You want to stitch on the side with two threads per float. This fabric does not have to be prewashed. The way you finish your edges will depend on the project. To stitch the design you will want to use a size 8 or 12 pearl cotton or equivalent, or strands of embroidery floss.
Metallic threads look great on this fabric, if you are not going to use or wash it often. With huck fabric you can make tablecloths, runners, place mats, wall hangings, box lids, or card inserts.
The possibilities are almost endless.A very old art dating back to the 17th century that was popular in America during the s and s is becoming popular once again. You can weave beautiful designs on fabric using yarn, embroidery floss, or various threads including metallic threads to create afghans, wall hangings, towels, pillows, curtains, table runners and more.
Swedish weaving is a type of embroidery that combines surface embroidery with weaving. The most common material used for projects such as this is huck cloth, but you can also use aida cloth, waffle cloth, or popcorn fabric. Some of these fabrics will need to be prewashed before you begin.
They are all woven a little differently, so the technique changes a bit for each type of cloth that you use. There are basically two stitches that you will use; looped and straight. The yarn, thread, or embroidery floss that you choose creates beautiful patterns using these two stitches by weaving the strands over and under the stands of the fabric.
All of the stitching is done on the top of the fabric and cannot be seen from the back of your project. You will need to choose your fabric and the strands you will be using, be it either yarn, embroidery floss, or the many threads that are available today.
Other things that you will want to have on hand is a pattern see our free patternssafety pins, a blunt needle, an embroidery hoop, a magnifier, and embroidery scissors. Although this technique may appear difficult, it is actually quite simple.
Given the larger, blunt needle that is used, it can be a good beginning needlework project for children. Supporting Products and links: Some of the links below may be affiliate links.
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Language: English. Brand new Book. These eight beautiful Swedish weaving afghan patterns by Katherine Kennedy are designed especially for Monk's Cloth. Stitching on Monk's Cloth is easy and it is the perfect fabric for creating cosy afghans, throws and baby blankets. The repeating patterns featured in these eight designs allow you to easily create other projects such as pillows, table runners and more.
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But when she discovered Swedish weaving, Katherine just knew this was what she was meant to do. Within a short time, she was selling items at shows and in local Scandinavian shops. Katherine also started teaching, and it was her students who really encouraged her to look into publishing her design patterns. She now has a full line of chart packs and kits that are distributed worldwide.
Katherine answers that it is always for fun, because she never tires of Swedish weaving, whether it is creating a new design, stitching one of her many designs or charting patterns. Most of her designs are original with a contemporary flare; even so, she also tries to maintain a more traditional look.
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Go Electronic! The Amazon email address is the email address you have associated with your Amazon account. What is a "print-to-order" pattern? These eight beautiful Swedish weaving afghan patterns by Katherine Kennedy are designed specially for monk's cloth. Stitching on monk's cloth is easy and makes the perfect fabric for creating cozy afghans, throws and baby blankets.The model shown is done up on 14 count Aida, using a deep red perle cotton 8.
The design is worked both lengthwise and widthwise, creating a unique look. The designs can be used to not only make towels, but also runners, table toppers, placemats, pillows and more! And all of these designs can be done up on any fabric suitable for Swedish Weave. This collection of five unique Huck Embroidery - Swedish Weave designs can be done in a variety of ways. All of the designs are shown done on towels, but as the photo shows, the designs can also be used to make runners and placemats, as well as afghans, pillows, curtains, valances and more!
This chartpack contains two unique afghan designs, "Argyle" and "Garland". The finished size is about 48" X 38". Finished pillows fit a 10" pillow form. The finished piece is about 4" wide. This pattern can also be done using Aida fabric, 11 or 14 count, but the finished size would be smaller. Chartpack includes full alphabet. Finished size of both pillow and table mat is about 14" square.
The finished size of the bell pull is about 5. Building Blocks pattern is worked on 11 count Aida and is about 4.
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Vintage Lace was last modified: T by admin. Starburst was last modified: T by admin.Swedish, or Huck, weaving uses a special fabric for stitching. Once you have finished weaving the afghan, you have one or two steps left.
The four edges of the afghan need to be finished so they don't fray, ruining the hard work you have completed. Depending on the look you want, you can simply hand-stitch or machine-stitch a hem on the afghan, or you can create a fringe, sew on a lacy edging, bind the edge or crochet an edging to the afghan. Pin, then hem all four sides, using either a sewing needle and sewing thread or a sewing machine with thread. Turn the edge over two times and stitch the hem.
Serge the edges. Carefully serge a straight line, catching the edges with the machine needle and thread. Sew a zig zag hem close to each edge, then create a fringe, carefully pulling out the cross threads up to the stitched line. Trim the fringed edge straight. Machine-hem each edge, then embroider a blanket stitch, using embroidery thread. Choose a thread that either matches, complements or contrasts with the thread you used to weave the afghan.
Crochet a single crochet edging around all four edges of the afghan. Hem the afghan using a sewing machine, then, using a steel crochet hook, push the hook through the fabric immediately above the hem. Choose a crochet thread in a color that complements, matches or coordinates with the color of the embroidery thread in the afghan. Crafts Needlecrafts Other Needlecraft Projects.
By Genevieve Van Wyden. Genevieve Van Wyden. Genevieve Van Wyden began writing in She has worked as a CPS social worker, gaining experience in the mental-health system. Finish the edges of a Swedish weave afghan by hemming.
Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Machine-hem the afghan, then sew on binding tape around each edge. Step 7. Sew a zig zag hem around all four sides of the afghan, then sew on a lace edging.