Newsletter - of the CIETA Embroidery Group
Bulletin d’Information de Groupe Broderie de CIETA

No 24
November 2005

Dear members,

This letter gives you information about exhibitions, meetings and courses, book reviews, lectures.
As always I am very glad for informations about historic textiles. Thank you very much for sending
to me these important news.

All the best wishes for the coming winter and for the Christmas season

Anne Wanner

Anne Wanner-JeanRichard

E X H I B I T I O N S :


  • Angels, heavenly beings on earthly fabrics, Textilmuseum St.Gallen, Switzerland, 3 November until 30 December 2005
  • Abegg-Stiftung, Riggisberg, Switzerland, The Cope from Vic,
    7 September until 13 November 2005
  • Peacocks, Blossoms and Cypresses, Persian Textiles from the Qajar Period, Haus zum Kiel, Zuerich, Switzerland; (catalogue), 14 October 2005 until 5 February 2006
  • Vision, preview Winter 2006 / 2007, Textilmuseum St.Gallen, Switzerland, 11 October 2005 until April 2006
  • Kinder Augenblicke, Schloss Heidegg, CH-6284 Gelfingen, Switzerland, 9 April until 30 October, 2005
  • Abegg-Stiftung, Riggisberg, Switzerland, Princely Interiors. Furnishing Textiles of the 18th Century, 24 April until 13 November 2005

    permanent exhibitions:
  • Geknüpfte Paradiese, Orientteppiche des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts, Ethnographic Museum, St. Gallen, Switzerland, permanent exhibition
  • The Textile-Museum St.Gallen, The Hanni Zahner Collection, St. Gallen, permanent exhibition

different countries:

  • Quand les fleurs habillaient Joséphine...., Musées des Tissus, Lyon, France, 1 October 2005 until 15 December 2005
  • Embroidered History - Stitched Lives: Samplers & Needlework from the Historic Deerfield Collection, 1670-1830, at Historic Deerfield’s Flynt Center, USA, September 9, 2005, scheduled to run through 2006
  • 2005miniartextilcomo: International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, XV Edition, San Francesco’s Church, Largo Spallino 1, 22100 Como, Italy, 24 September until 29 October 2005
  • Deutsches Textilmuseum, Krefeld, Germany, Fadenscheinig - contemporary textile art, 25 September until 23 December 2005
  • Musée des Traditions et Arts Normands, Chateau de Martainville,
    F-76116 Martainville Epreville, France, Le trousseau et les ouvrages de Dames,
    30 April 2005 until 8 January 2006. Contact: Tel:
  • Textiles sacrés du Tarn, Conseil Général du Tarn, Musée du Textile, Rue de la Rive, F-81270 Labastide-Rouairoux, 2 July until 31 October 2005

B O O K S and  A R T I C L E S:

  • Pfauen, Blüten und Zypressen: Persische Textilien der Qajaren-Zeit (1788–1925), 2005, by Marie-Louise Nabholz-Kartaschoff, and Axel Langer, in german language (exhibition catalogue)
  • Rendas de Bilros Vila do Conde - Um patrimonio a preservar, by Ana Pires and other authors, 2005, 93 pages, lavishly illustrated with color and black and white pictures, text in portugies language.
  • Die Fergger - zwischen Auftraggebern und Heimarbeitenden, von Albert Spycher, Herisau 2003, in german language, 161 pages, many coloured and black and white pictures. ISBN: 3-85882-358-9,
  • a portée de main, Sacs et bourses des collections du MHL, by Catherine Kulling, Liliane Guinard, Catherine Saugy, Musée historique e Lausanne Exposition du 4 mars au 25 septembre 2005, Lausanne 2005, ISBN 2-9515033-4-2
  • Lebens-Faden, Die Textilsammlung des Altonaer Museums, Norddeutsches Landesmuseum, by Torkild Hinrichsen, Hamburg 2003, text in German, 103 pages, illustrated in colour, ISBN 3-927637-45-9
  • La Soie à Lyon, De la grande Fabrique aux textiles du XXIe siècle, by Bernard Tassinari, published by the Editions Lyonnaises d'Art et d'Histoire, size 22 x 27 cm, 250 iconographic documents, 250 pages illustrated in colour. 45 Euro, e-mail:
  • Merletti e Ricami italiani - Italian Laces and Embroideries, edited by Christina Notore, Essays by Thessy Schoenholzer Nichols, Marialuisa Rizzini, Bianca Rosa Bellomo, Bologna April 2005, text in Italian and in English
  • IPEC - The Crescent & The Rose, Imperial Ottoman Silks and Velvets, by Nurhan Atasoy, Walter B. Denny, Louise W. Mackie, Hülya Tezcan, Azimuth Editions Ltd., 2001, text in English, 360 pages, 170 colour and 426 black and white photos, £ 95.-, ISBN 1-898592-19-5
  • Der goldene Faden, by Walter Brix, Köln 2003
  • Fürstliche Interieurs. Dekorationstextilien des 18. Jahrhunderts, by Anna Jolly, with an English translation of the introduction, 41 catalogue numbers, c.260 pages with 120 illustrations, ISBN 3-905014-28-9, CHF 85.- + postage.
  • Crown and Veil: A comprehensive catalogue has been published by Hirmer publs., Munich 2005, 604 pages, over 750 illustrations, exhibition price ca. 32 Euro, book stores ca. 45 Euro. ISBN 3-7774-2565-6
  • International Arts and Crafts, edited by Karen Livingstone and Linda Parry, V&A Publications, London 2005
  • Liturgische Gewänder und andere Paramente im Dom zu Brandenburg, Hg. Helmut Reihlen, Regensburg - Riggisberg 2005

symposiums, courses, call for papers

  • International Symposium on the Silk Road and Mongol Art, in Hangzhou, China, at the Chinese National Silk Musuem in conjunction with the exhibition, "Gold, Silk, Blue and White Porcelain: Popular Art in the Marco Polo Era, from 20 September to 20 November 2005, Symposium from 1 until 3 November 2005
  • The Second International Symposium on Textiles and Dyes in the Mediterranean Roman World in Athens, Greece, on 17 and 18 November 2005, information: Estibaliz Tebar: , or Lila de Chaves: , or Carmen Alfaro Giner:
  • Art of the Stitch Embroiderers' Guild, Hampton Court Palace, App, 41 (UK) East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU, deadline 25 November 2005
  • Textile Society of America Symposium 2006, Toronto, Canada, October 11-14, 2006: Textile Narrartives and Conversations, Deadline: December 1, 2005
  • Valcellina Award 2005, International Textile and Fiber Art Competition, 5th edition:
    info: Valcellina Award 2005, Competition Office, c/o Municipio di Maniago,
    Pzza Italia, 18 - Italia 33085 Maniago (PN)
    entry form to be sent to the following address:
    Le Arti Tessili, Via M.Ciotti, 1
    33086 Montereale Valcellina (PN) - Italia

    until 30 november 2005 (the postal stamp will be considered proof)

L E C T U R E S:

  • Abstracts of lectures at the CIETA conference
  • at Rietberg Museum in Zurich, Switzerland
    Lecture in English:
    - Auditory at Park Villa Rieter, Zurich, wednesday 9 november 2005 at 7.30 pm, free entrance,
    The Golden Age of Persian Textiles: the 16th & 17th centuries,
    Jon Thompson (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford)
    - Auditory at Park Villa Rieter, Zurich, wednesday 16 november 2005, at 7.30 pm,
    entrance fee CHF 25/20 (reduced), tickets one hour before beginning of concert
    Classic Persian Percussion Art: Madjid Khaladj (Tombak, Daf and others)
    - Haus zum Kiel, Zurich, saturday 14 January 2006, entrance CHF 5/3
    - Haus zum Kiel, Zurich, sunday 15 January 2006, entrance CHF 5/3
    Sofreh-ye aghd: Ceremonial arrangements for weddings, Iran Riahi
    - Auditory at Park Villa Rieter, Zurich, wednesday 25 january 2006, at 7.30 pm,
    entrance fee CHF 25/20 (reduced), tickets one hour before beginning of concert
    Classical Musik of Persia: Ostad Mohammad Reza Lotfi (Tar, Setar, canto)
    Mohammad Ghavihelm (Tombak and Daf)

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