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

No 26
June 2006

Dear members,
I would like to draw your attention specially on the exhibition in Deutsches Textilmuseum Krefeld.

Europäische Stickereien aus der Sammlung des Deutschen Textilmuseums, 1650 - 1850, Deutsches Textilmuseum, Krefeld, Germany, 21 May until 20 August 2006

Please note that the exhibition definitely is about European Embroideries from 1650 to 1850. (in the newest CIETA Gazette No 39, of May 2006 the title was misunderstood)
And it is accompanied by the catalogue:
Europäische Stickereien 1650-1850, by Uta-Christiane Bergemann;
catalogues of Deutsches Textilmuseum Krefeld, vol. 2, Krefeld 2006;
266 pages, 187 catalogue numbers, with coloured photos and a glossary.

The CIETA Embroidery group is planing a meeting on 4th and 5th of August in Krefeld. Ute Christiane Bergeman will show and explain the exhibition. It is still possible to register, as at the moment we are only a very small group. It is always a very great opportunity to study exhibits together with the specialist himself who was responsible.

Best wishes, yours
Anne Wanner

Anne Wanner-JeanRichard




  • Historische Textilien aus Kirchen und Klöstern, Kunsthistorisches Institut der Universität Koeln, Studientag am 15. Juni 2006
  • TICCIH TEXTILE MEETING (the international Committee for the Conservation of the industrial Heritage), 8 until 10 June 2006 in Sedan and Mouzon/North of France. The area is a historic wool-processing centre with textile-industrial monuments. Registration address: Alain Renard, Treasurer of CREPI, 2 rue Saint Denis, F-08210 Mouzon, e-mail:
    Organiser: APIC together with CREPI:
  • Unlocking the Trunk: Collections, Collectors and Collecting, 32nd Annual Symposium of the Costume Society of America, Hartford, CT, May 31st - June 3rd 2006
    A new informal forum for living history on Friday June 2nd: for more information contact Ann Wass ( by April 15, 2006
  • LEEDS: sessions on talking about textiles
    The International Medieval Congress will take place in Leeds from
    9th to 13th July 2006. Sessions on Talking about Textiles and Transforming Textiles are organised by Dr Gale Owen Crocker. Details can be obtained on or by postmail from IMC, Parkinson 1.03, University of Leeds LS29TJ
  • Scythia 6, Kherson/Ukraine, international meeting on contemporary textile art, from 14th to 18th June 2006. Contact:
  • Textiles and Text, organised by AHRC Research Centre for Textile Conservation and Textile Studies at the Textile Conservation Centre, University of Southampton, address: Park Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8DL, UK, e-mail deadline for registration: 1 June 2006 on 11 to 13 July 2006
  • Manchester: clothing ion the Near East to AD 1600
    The Biennial Conference is organised by the Early Textile Study Group,
    8 - 10 September 2006, at Ashburne Hall, the University of Manchester. Information: Miss Frances Pritchard, Textrile Department, The Whitworth Art Gallery, The Universiity of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M 15 6 ER, Grande-Bretagne, e-mail:
  • "Narratives and Conservations", 10th Symposium of the Textile Society of America (TSA),
    11 until 14 October 2006
    , Toronto Canada. Contact: Frances Dorsay, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 5163 Duke Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3J 3J6 (call for paper's deadline was already on 1 December 2005)
  • "Uniforms: yesterday, today and tomorrow", The Royal Military Museum in Brussels (Belgium) will host the next ICOMAM symposium, with a meet and greet on October 17 and a post symposium activity on October 21, the event is scheduled for October 18 - 20, 2006
    Please return registration form by 15 December 2005 to
  • London: meeting at the Courtauld Institute of Art:
    The Medieval Dress and Textile Society, in its bulletin of January 2006 announced the following meeting at the Courtauld Institute of Art Somerset House, Strand,
    28 October: Aspects of European Embroidery in Late Middle Ages
  • Hyderabad: International Symposium and Workshop on Natural Dyes
    The UNESCO is organising, in collaboration with the Crafts Council of India, an international Symposium and Workshop on Natural Dyes which will take place in Hyderabad from
    6 to 12 November 2006, French and English will be the working languages.
    Dominique Cardon is coordinator of the Symposium. For informatiob, contact Mr Indrassen Vencatachellum, Division des arts et de l'entreprise culturelle, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis, 75732 Paris Cedex 15, France, fax:(+33) (0), e-mail:
  • "Reinventions: Artists and Tapestry", 2nd Symposium of the Victoria Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne, Australia, in 2008, Contact: Di Macleod, e-mail:

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

  • Europäische Stickereien aus der Sammlung des Deutschen Textilmuseums, 1650 - 1850, Deutsches Textilmuseum, Krefeld, Germany, 21 May until 20 August 2006
  • Woven Gold, Metal threads in textile art, Abegg-Stiftung, Riggisberg, Switzerland, 30 April until 12 November 2006
  • Gioielli di Filo - merletti delle Collezioni Pubbliche, Palazzo Bianco, Genova, Italy, from 12 April 2006
  • Paradiesische Paramente - Paradiesische Kulissen, Benediktinerstift Admont, A-8911 Admont, April 2 until 5 November 2006
  • "l'art du fil dans l'art actuel", Ecomusée de l’Avesnois, Fourmies, France, 17 march until 26 november 2006
  • Harpies, Mermaids and Tulips, Embroideries of the Greek Islands and Epirus Region, Textile Museum, Washington USA, 17 March untl 3 September 2006
  • Tore zum Paradies, Symbolik islamischer Textilkunst, Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde, München, Germany, from 24 November 2005 until 29 October 2006
  • Fragile Remnants, Egyptian Textiles of Late Antiquity and Early Islam, MAK, Vienna, 7 December 2005 until 5 June 2006
  • "STITCH" the biennial exhibition presented by the Guild in collaboration with Coats Crafts UK, and accompanied by "SCHOLAR" the retrospective show of work from Guild Scholars since 1995, beginning at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol from 14 May to 18 June 2006, touring later to Sleaford and Birkenhead -
  • "In Our Time" a celebration of the Guild's centenary, beginning at the Knitting & Stitching Show in Birmingham from 14 to 17 September, touring in London, Dublin and Harrogate -
  • 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

B O O K R E V I E W S :

books and articles since January 2006

Un mobilier à décor brodé de "chinoiseries" au château de Fontainebleau, par Danièle Véron-Denise, dans: La Revue des Musée de France, Revue du Louvre, 2 - avril 2006, p. 63 - 70

information about publications:

The Textile Museum Washington, announces the Publication of the Textile Museum Thesaurus, a scholarly compilation of the Museum's textile cataloging terminology. The Thesaurus is used as an electronic data management tool for controlling data entry and facilitating searches in the Museum's extensive collections database.
As a vocabulary resource, The Textile Museum Thesaurus serves as both a reference and a useful model for curators, scholars, conservators and catalogers working with textile collections elsewhere.
The Thesaurus is available for $ 5.00 from the Textile Museum shop and shop online. To order, visit
or call (+1) 202 667 0441, ext.29.
Also, the Textile Museum provides researchers with a full catalogue of titles in the Library's unparalleled collection of textile-related materials.

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