Today Schwalm Whitework is represented in many diverse ways.
Alexandra Thielmann, Thekla Gombert, Anneliese Grein, Leni Klingelhöfer, Maria Jung, Irmgard Mengel as well as Luzine Happel are names associated with different styles.
And we can not forget the countless talented women who have interpreted, in their own way, the designs and styles made prominent by the women name above.
She prefers pointed leaves and puts together single leaves with two- or three-piece leaf-objects.
Her designs usually include a large number of such leaves.
She uses very many small one-piece leaves and rounded leaves worked with Blanket stitch.
Anna Elisabeth Grein
All designs of Anna Elisabeth Grein are highly based on historical designs. She mostly uses very large, very simple motifs and arranges them closely together. Additional decoration, such as leaves or tendrils, is subordinate. Thus the embroidery often appears “heavy” and “cumbersome”
She usually arranges her motifs to form straight borders which are further embellished with Four-Sided stitch rows or Needleweaving.
Using stencils and the “prick and prounce” method, she is able to print the designs onto the fabric