Traditional Swedish Weaving, also known as Huck Embroidery or Huck Weaving, first became popular in the United States in the 30’s and 40’s and is now experiencing a resurgence in popularity. Originally this needlework used embroidery floss or thread to embellish plain white linens like towels, table runners and pillow cases.
Although the uses for Swedish Weave have grown to include afghans, pillows, placemats, rugs, table cloths, wall hangings and more, the technique is still the same. Swedish Weave is a very simple and straightforward form of needlework and can be mastered and enjoyed by all ages. Besides Huck toweling, designs can be woven on Monk’s cloth, Aida, Stockholm fabric and just about any even weave fabric.
Swedish Weave is done by picking up the vertical threads, called floats, on the front of the fabric so the stitching does not show on the back. Once you learn the basic stitches, the possibilities are endless.
Included on this website is a FREE PATTERN and this would be a good starting point if you have never tried Swedish Weave. This design can be done on any of the fabrics listed above.
All of these original patterns, by Katherine Kennedy, include clear, easy-to-read charts and detailed instructions. We hope you enjoy these designs, and if we can be of further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thank you.
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