ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History / CIETA Embroidery Newsletters
|With great sadness I
learnt about the death of Donald King (10th of July
1998), Honorary President of CIETA, of Edith Standen New
York (17th of July 1998), of Brigitte Menzel Krefeld (6th
March of 1998), of Lydia Immenroth Dortmund (18th of
present Newsletter I received information from Daniele
Veron-Denise, from Christine Aribaud, and information
about new books by Pat Griffiths.
In 1999 the CIETA-Meeting will
take place from September 19th to 22nd, in Switzerland.
change of adress:
|The Textile Museum St.Gallen shows from September 1998 until April 1999:|
The Sarnen altar cloth, worked in Engelberg, and the Textile Collections oldest embroidered specimen, bears an inscription naming Abbot Walther, who held this office from 1317-1333.
Linen embroideries were made in the area of Lake Constance from the 15th to the 17th centuries. Chasubles, humeral veils, communion cloths and burses were manufactured in France, Italy and Switzerland.
In the 16th and the 17th centuries wool embroideries appeared in burghers houses. They served as wall-hangings behind benches,as upholstery fabrics for chairs and other pieces of furniture. In the same period small girls practised the art of embroidery on samplers. In England, stump work formed a highlight in embroidery lessons.
Household textiles ornamented with embroideries are extant from the Mediterranean region.
In the 18th century, men, too, wore sumptuously embroidered waistcoats and jackets. In Lyons, the centre of French silk manufacture large-scale emboidery workshops were established, where anonymous embroideresses decorated the fabrics for the much sought-after French clothing fashion well into the 19th century.
days: Association Française pour l'Etude du Textile
(ASFET), January 1999
you are interested, please ask for exact dates
(the information letter which I received few weeks ago says January 1998)
|3rd Study Days, 21,
22, 23 January 1999
Les Textiles et le sacre. Usages et ravaudages
Aribaud, member of our group,
The program starts Thursday
21st of January and it ends Saturday 23rd January.
and catalogue, Toulouse 1998/99
|Soieries en Sacristie -
Festes Liturgiques XVII th - XVIII th c.
by Christine Aribaud
maître de conferences
at the University of Toulouse
preface by Pierre Arizzoli-Clementel
coedition: Toulouse, Musee Paul Dupuy and Somogy, Paris 1998
exposition: 26th of
octobre 1998 - 31 of january 1999
The book has 200
pages and 250 coloured illustrations,
|Most of the
text is dedicated to the embroiderers of Toulouse from
XVII th- XVIII th c., according to names, professions,
work, materials and appropriation to the guilds.
The catalogue presents more than 120 objects.
embroidered with silk, gold and silver threads,
in Tbilisi, September 1999
fom ETN (European Textile Network)
sent the following information:
The Transcaucasian Textile Route
The organisers of the 1st textile symposium, entitled "a Bridge between East and West" and held in Tbilisi in September 1997, have announced a second international meeting. Scheduled for the period from September 14-16 1999, it will again feature the Caucasian Silk Route as its theme.
Lectures on this subject and on the development of the current Transcaucasian Textile Routes are planned. An exhibition on the same topics will accompany the event that will be co-organised by ETN, the European Textile Network
As usual at ETN meetings, discussion groups dealing with the fields of cultural heritage, contemporary textile cultural production in art, the crafts & industry, and education are again planned. Other exhibitions under preparation are "Caucasian Textiles and Costume", "Student pieces of the Tiblisi Academy of Arts" and a show presenting the results of a project on ethnographic embroidery.
The accompanying events will include an international felt workshop to be held from 3-11 September 1999. This will involve a trip by helicopter to the Tusheti Mountains in the Caucasus, where the workshop will be held in a village near the border with Daghestan. Artesans from Chechnia, Daghestan and Georgia will demonstrate how felt cloaks, boots, hats and carpets are made.
Following the Tbilisi symposium, a four-day tour to Erivan in Armenia and Baku in Azerbaijan is planned. In Erivan, the group will be accompanied by ETN members from Armenia, while in Baku the director of the local Museum of Applied Art will take on the role of tour guide.
The proverbial Caucasian hospitality will ensure that this combined working meeting and cultural tourist event will become unforgettable.
For further information please contact
Nino Kipshidze, Georgian Textile Group, Rustaveli 54,
|Mrs Irina Kochoridze, National museum of Art, dept. historic textiles, TBILISI|
Book review: The Fine Art
|Dilys E. Blum,
The Fine Art of Textiles, The Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art,
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1997
illustrated in colour and black and white, glossary, bibliography
La revue du LOUVRE et des
Musees de France
brodees de lArsenal
au Musee National de la Renaissance:
Nouvelles recherches iconographiques
sent by the author Daniele
Book reprint: Richard
Shorleyker in 1632
for the Needle
a reprint of Richard Shorleyker in 1632
with an historical background
|by Santina M. Levey
A reprint of a rare Lace and Embroidery Pattern book. Over 60 illustrations of lace and embroidery patterns from the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.
With an Introduction from The Lace Guild and a Foreword from The Embroiderers Guild.
Available only from: Elizabeth
Mason 44 Beaumaris Road Newport Shropshire TF10 7BN
exhibition: Textilie 1998: Samplers
Summer exhibition: Textilia, 4 July - 13 September 1998
|sent by Pat Griffiths:
The textile collection of the Groninger Museum is virtually unknown, even in the Netherlands, so this small exhibition was extremely welcome. It consisted mainly of samplers, of which the museum has a large number, almost all those shown being thought to have been made in the town or province of Groningen. They include two fine whitework examples thought to date from the first half of the 17th century.
|White embroidery was also
to be seen on pillowcovers and a finely made babys
jacket and an early 19th-century dress with tambourwork.
Other items included excellent examples of quilting and
embroidered babys caps, one for a boy (in six
sections), one for a girl (in three sections), dated
Also on show was a book of patterns compiled by a Groningen woman, Dato Scholtens, in 1764. This is entitled "Newly invented clocks or figures to be knitted, stitched or embroidered". In a long introduction the author remarks, "I already did drawings of this sort when I was a child of about 10 years old, and now I have reached the age of 60, I thought to myself, many people leave a memento behind; and so my thoughts fell on the idea of making a Drawing Book for each of my sons children (who are now four in number and with this in mind, to encourage them to be diligent and to waste no time; For when I had any time over in my youth, I mostly sat down to write or to draw for money or for pleasure." The book contains 50 patterns in five groups separated by drawings of Hope, Charity, Faith and Justice, two alphabets and various patterns for stockings and gloves.
Catalogue by Witney
Rebecca Scott, Witney Antiques
96-100 Corn Street, Witney, Oxon. OX8 7BU.
Tel: 01993 703902, Fax: 01993 779852
Oxford 1997, ISBN 09518186 51
48 pages, 47pictures in colour
reported by A.W.
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