So far I have not discovered any butterfly motifs in traditional Schwalm whitework designs. Butterflies started showing up in Schwalm designs only in the course of the last few years. The shapes of the butterflies are extremely diverse, and the design options are almost limitless; this is what makes them so interesting for embroidery. They can be combined with flowers and leaves or be used as individual motifs with excellent results either way.
We have had thousands of butterflies in Brisbane, Australia for the last six or eight weeks, every size, colour and shape imaginable. So it was especially lovely to see your variety of embroidered butterflies.