This book, filled with step-by-step photos, color stitch charts and informative drawings will take you through the techniques to create projects from simple book marks to jar cozies, table runners, decorative towels, gift bags and even an afghan! Once you get started with this fun embroidery technique, you won't want to stop. Create beautiful projects to decorate your home, or give as gifts that will be treasured for a lifetime. Traditional Swedish Weaving, also known as Huck Weaving or Huck Embroidery, became popular in the 1930's and 40's when crafters started using embroidery floss to decorate or enhance their white linens, particularly their huck towels. This wonderful, almost lost, needlework form is experiencing a resurgence in popularity and is being used to make not only towels, but also, table runners, afghans, pillows, place mats, curtains and more. Swedish weave is quite easy to do. It is is a simple and straightforward form of needlework and can be mastered and enjoyed by all ages.
Katherine Kennedy has done needlework, mostly cross stitch, for as long as she can remember. But, when she discovered Swedish Weave or Huck Embroidery as it is also called, she just knew this was what I was meant to do. Her other passion is creating, so when she couldn't find patterns for this new found needlework, making her own designs was just the natural thing to do. Within just a short time, she was selling her items at shows and in local Scandinavian shops and started teaching. She now has a full line of chartpacks and kits that are distributed world wide. Katherine's greatest reward is the response she gets from people who see her work. Many times she has had someone respond wistfully that they remember their mother or grandmother doing this type of needlework, perhaps even teaching them the basics, and they haven't seen it for years. Just as exciting though is the reaction she gets from those who are discovering Swedish Weave for the first time. Katherine's inspiration for designs comes mostly from her head, but she really has been inspired by some of the old pattern books from the 30's & 40's that she was able to find. Although her designs have a bit of a contemporary flare to them, she really tries to also maintain the more traditional look in her designs. Katherine is surrounded by people who support and appreciate her creative bent and know that it is such a large part of who she is. She lives in Minnesota with her husband Mark, and they are the parents of 6 and grandparents of 3 wonderful grandchildren, who they love spending time with.
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