In addition to our extensive cross stitch supplies we will also be adding Swedish Weaving supplies in the next few weeks.
Swedish Weaving or Huck Weaving, Huck Embroidery. Swedish weaving is stitched on only ONE side of the fabric. This is accomplished by inserting the needle just under the float (vertical threads) in the cloth you are working with. The needle never penetrates the cloth. This type of embroidery was very popular in the 1930′s and 40′s. I recently found a towel that my Grandmother stitched (pictured below) many years ago. Swedish weaving can be done on any even weave fabric, but Huck fabric, Monks cloth, and Stockholm fabric are preferred by stitchers because they lend themselves well to the technique. The type of floss or yarn you use will depend on the size and type of fabric you use for your design. Pearl cotton thread or yarn is typically used to stitch Swedish Weaving.