Luzine Happel Exhibition (The Art of Schwalm Whitework)

Some days ago I’ve received an email from dear Luzine Happel, announcing  her 2011 exhibiton of Schwalm Whitework from April to November 2011, in the historic city of  Eschwege. I wish so much I could go there not only for seeing all those beauties but also to meet Luzine!!!

Thank you Luzine! and I’m looking forward to read the English version of your website!

For whom it may concern I transcribe the invite, which has all data you need to visit the exhibition

Luzine Happel

 The Art of Schwalm Whitework

An Exhibition –


As a child, I was fascinated by the splendor of the Schwalm traditional costumes.  Later, my aunt, who lived in the Schwalm, introduced me to the secrets of Schwalm whitework.  Such were the beginnings of my singular enthusiasm which has held me captive for these many years.

 I have embroidered many articles (certainly, far more than 100) of which small items,such as doilies, account for only a small fraction.  Indeed, teacloths and a several extravagant tablecloths have been completed.   Of particular note is a sampler measuring 1.70 m x 2.70 m which includes 321 different filling patterns.

 Now, for the first time, I have decided to exhibit these embroideries, as well as my personal collection which includes embroideries done by others – traditional, modern, vintage and historically significant Schwalm Whitework.

 The exhibition will be housed in a charming old building in the historic city of Eschwege.  It is important to note that the building does not have an elevator (lift) and, to reach the exhibition, one must be able to climb 61 steps to the third floor. 

Boyneburger Tor 3




6 April 2011- 30
November 2011

and hours of operation:  Wednesday, 10:30 – 15:30

Entrance Fee:  €4

Special days of operation:

  • Sunday, 10 April 2011, 10:30 – 15:30 
  • Sunday, 15 May 2011, 10:30 – 15:30 (brewery celebration in Eschwege today!)
  • Saturday, 30 July 2011, 10:30 – 15:30
  • Sunday, 11 September 2011, 10:30 – 15:30 (Wurschtfest in Eschwege today!)
  • Saturday, 5 November 2011

Will consider special circumstances of small groups or people unable to visit on posted days, please email your request.

Eschwege has a new Stadtbahnhof from which Boyneburger Tor 3 is short walk (about 20 minutes). 

Luzine Happel

Am Schindeleich 43

37269 Eschwege


Tel: 0049 (0) 5651 32233

email:     (English pages are coming in a few weeks)

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