Embroidery Exhibition

Embroidery exhibition

Margarete Grandjot has been running her embroidery studio for 30 years now.


For this admirable occasion, she has prepared an exhibition entitled “Foray through 30 Years”.

This will take place on

Saturday, March 2nd, 2024 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on
Sunday, March 3rd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

in the

Raiffeisenstraße 40
71083 Herrenberg-Kuppingen

One can also enjoy coffee and cake.

Shop window in focus

The beautiful half-timbered town of Wanfried is home to a very active embroidery group. The ladies have been meeting regularly for years and indulge in their hobby – Schwalm whitework. Some older embroiderers have meanwhile left, but younger ones have followed. Even the breaks during the corona pandemic and the loss of their teacher did not make the group give up. On the contrary: the eleven group members meet regularly every other week for two hours each, exchange information on the progress made in their work at home, help each other with problems, embroider together and motivate each other. They are also happy to pass on their knowledge to interested outsiders.

The group around Heike Wagner, who was born in Schwalm, appreciates the outstanding importance of Schwalm whitework. The ladies act as supporters should the Schwalm whitework be included in the list of intangible cultural heritage.

But regardless of the entry, they are also involved in a variety of ways to raise awareness of embroidery again and to make it known to younger people.

Recently they lovingly decorated a shop window with some of their intricate embroidery. As in all cities, there are vacancies in Wanfried. Some homeowners make their shop windows available for free decoration so that the cityscape doesn’t look too desolate. The embroidery group took advantage of such an opportunity. They show the variety of possible patterns on cushions, tea clothes, doilies, small bags, wall hangings and a christening robe.

With the public exhibition, they address locals and tourists – interested parties are invited to the embroidery meetings for more information.

Exhibition 2021

Shortening days and the dark season of the year impair the radiance of a whitework exhibition. Therefore, as announced, it will be closed for this year. When the sun rises higher again, I will be available again from next spring to make appointments to visit the exhibition.

Many visitors took the opportunity to look at all the different embroideries. Nobody has regretted having often traveled a long way.

Many very nice conversations were held and interesting information exchanged. All visitors started their journey home freshly motivated. Some who had actually stopped embroidering were inspired to continue their hobby. The fun of embroidery and the relaxation you find with it count and not the full cupboards and the lack of interest from the heirs.

The extremely positive response is an incentive and driving force for me to keep our beautiful textile art and cultural property alive in the future to the best of my ability.

Preview of the 2021 Exhibition

Preview of the 2021 Exhibition

The work is finished – all ten exhibition rooms are prepared! The decorator Brigitte Siefken did a great job, putting the finishing touches on the arrangement and making the presentation a feast for the eyes.

I haven’t yet counted all the pieces, but I estimate there are now well over 400 exhibits. Interested viewers will be excited to learn that many of the embroideries have never been seen before by the general public!

from August 16 to September 30, 2021
in a time slot from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
pre-arranged time slots between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
only to those persons who have been fully vaccinated, recovered, or newly PCR-tested (vaccination card or covid test results card required).
Entrance fee: € 5.00

Please note that the rooms are not barrier-free and can only be reached via many steps.

Here are some pictures to whet your appetite!

Exhibition – Open for a Short Time Only

Exhibition – Open for a Short Time Only

You may have been surprised that no new blog posts have been posted in recent weeks. I used the time to clean and realign my exhibition rooms, which have been lying fallow for almost two years.
My complete vaccination and some requests to visit have led me to ready the many exhibits for viewing before autumn comes.

Of course, the Global Schwalm Sampler occupies a special place. But also a number of other outstanding embroideries were additionally integrated into the exhibition.

Furthermore, selected comparisons of traditional pieces and their contemporary interpretations can be seen.

For the interested viewer, Parade Cushions – Pillow Parade includes many handed down and new embroideries: ring pillows, sachets, pincushions, chair cushions, sofa cushions, neck pillows, so called “Peel” pillows (sacks) and Parade cushions – cushions in all sizes and various designs.

Lately I have sewn, filled, transported and decorated a lot. I’m not quite done yet, but I hope to make it in time.

Stars Shine and Angels Dance expands the Christmas section of the exhibition.

Designs by various designers on the subject of pomegranates and birds will also interest the serious embroiderer.

Let yourself be surprised!

The exhibition will run from 16 August to the end of September. Due to the pandemic, the exhibition will be open by appointment only to those who have been fully vaccinated, recovered, or newly PCR-tested and wearing masks. I invite individuals or small groups to make their appointment by emailing me.

Please note that the rooms are not barrier-free and can only be reached via many steps.