What is Swedish Weaving?

Swedish weaving is interesting fabric art which is growing in popularity. Also called Huck weaving, Swedish weaving is actually an embroidery form. Floss or yarn is woven through the top threads of a loosely woven fabric such as huck toweling, monk’s cloth or aida cloth. The yarn or floss is said to float, because it seldom shows on the fabric’s reverse side.

The size needle used for Swedish weaving depends upon the thread count of your fabric. Swedish weaving experts recommend using a # 13 or 16 tapestry needle when working with fabric which has 7-8 squares per inch. A blunt tapestry needle is best for weaving on more finely woven fabric. Experiment with what works best with your fabric.