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

Nr 28
January 2007

Rheinfelden, January 12, 2007

Dear members,
This Newsletter Nr 28 is again also sent as an attachment to e-mail for members. You will find it on the homepage as well, with links to the special entries.
Thanks again for sending to me several contributions. I am appreciating all your further information very much.

With all good wishes for a happy and peaceful 2007

Anne Wanner

Anne Wanner-JeanRichard

I N F O R M A T I O N (see also section information)

  • The CIETA Website  has been active since December 2006. It offers a general presentation of CIETA and practical information on its activities, publications and technical courses.
  • The Buckinghamshire County Museum publishes a monthly e-newsletter which gives details of new exhibitions and events. If you would like to receive thei e-newsletter please send your name, postal address and e-mail address to
  • In Canada there is since 2005 an Online Newspaper: „Fibre Quarterly“. Editor is the performer, painter and textile designer Joe Lewis. It appears 3 times per year. There is a public part and a part for subscribers:
  • The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris is reopened. It's new name is Les Arts décoratifs. Its website: e-mail:



  • Lectures organized by the Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles and Selvedge magazine
    at Goldsmiths College in London - -
    3 February 2007- Textiles and post Colonialism by Yinka Shonibare
    12 May 2007 - Textiles and Narrative by Alicia Felderbaum
    16 June 2007 - Textiles and Architecture, by Janet Echelmann
  • I decori dei tessili antichi. Storia del costume e della moda, 15 - 18 secolo. Lections and visits in museum in Genova, and Liguria Italy, 19 October 2006 until 15 March 2007

M E E T I N G S (see also section meetings)

  • ICOM Triennial, Vienna Austria, 19-25 August 2007:
    A Pre-conference tour will be offered 17-18 august, an informal reception the 18, on August 19 the official opening with Costume Committee meetings beginning on the 20 with a presentation of Austrian costume and lectures.
    The program for the general meeting is on ICOM.-Austrias website:
  • The 14th ETN Conference, including the General Assembly, will take place in 2007 from 14 to 17 September, in London. Conference language: English
    The theme: Digital/Craft
    Organisers: ETN together with the Department of Art, Media & Design of the London Metropolitan University (LMU), Senior Lecturer Paula Ashbrooke
    Conference locations:
    1. London Metropolitan University, 41 Commercial Road, London E1 1LA
    2. 16 Goulston Street Lecture Theatre
    3. Student 'Sub Club', 2 Goulston Street
  • "La Tapisserie de Bayeux: une chronique des temps Vikings?", exhibition and symposium, 29 and 30 March 2007, in collaboration with the Danish National Museum.The language of the symposium will be French.
    Submission of conference papers to be sent to: Sylvette Lemagnen, Médiathèque Municipale, rue aux Coqs. BP 21215, 14402 Bayeux Cedex, tel.: +33 (0) 2 31 51 20 20, fax: +33 (0) 2 31 51 20 21, web site:
  • Athens: The annual conference organized by the "Christian Archeological Society of Athens" from 11 to 13 May 2007 will have a full day on textiles on the theme " Techniques and Technology of Byzantine Textiles.
    Byzantine and Christian Museum, Vas. Sofias 22, 10675 Athens, Greece
  • London: meetings at the Courtauld Institute of Art
  • The 11th International Conference on Oriental Carpets (ICOC), Swissotel, Istanbul, 19 until 22 April 2007, deadlines: for papers until August 2006, for inscriptions until 1 September 2006,
  • "Reinventions: Artists and Tapestry", 2nd Symposium of the Victoria Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne, Australia, in 2008, Contact: Di Macleod, e-mail:

    The Abegg Colloquium ----- 16-18 November 2006 -----

    reported by Rosalia Bonito Fanelli

    organized by the Abegg-Stiftung, Riggisberg, in conjunction with
    the Medieval History Institute of Bern University, in Riggisberg, Switzerland.

    The papers were primarily in English, but also in German and French.
    The speakers coming from Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Sweden
    and Belgium were all knowledgeable specialists in their fields - university
    professors and doctoral candidates, museum curators and independent scholars.
    We were all very graciously treated courtesy of the Abegg Foundation.

    Each day was dedicated to a different theme:
    I- Individual Pieces of Clothing
    II- Clothing and Fashion from Different Social Levels
    III- Symbolic Aspects of Clothing and Fashion.

    On the first afternoon we were able to see the current Abegg exhibition
    "Woven Gold - Metal threads in textile art": The precious objects
    covering from antiquity to the nineteenth century were not only
    elegantly displayed but also accompanied by macrophotos of the metal
    threads and precise scientific descriptions

    We then also visited the Abegg restoration laboratory where currently
    there were sixteenth and seventeenth-century costumes from Darmstadt
    and several Chinese and Mongolian articles of clothing. Each object
    required a different restoration approach.

    On the second afternoon at the Bern Historical Museum we viewed and
    discussed problems in restoration and reconstruction of Late Medieval
    garments. A beautiful fifteenth-century gold-embroidered orphrey could
    be inspected close up.

    The last day ended with a final discussion which left everyone in
    general agreement about the need for an exchange of ideas and
    from various points of view in order to corroborate
    findings and reconstructions. Cultural, economic, theological and art
    historians,archeologists, restorers and technical specialists -
    weavers, embroiderers and tailors - all contribute vital information,

    My considerations concerning the discussion are mainly communicative.
    The basic vocabulary of terms must be clearly defined before giving
    form to any expression. Furthermore the documents cited, the images
    proposed and the actual objects need to be mutually verified.

E X H I B I T I O N S: (see also section exhibition)

forthcoming exhibitions:

  • "Schwarze Kunst" - afrikanische Textilien im Textilmuseum Krefeld, Krefeld, Germany, 28 January until 15 April 2007
  • Trouvaillen - Gesammelte Textilkunst, Textilmuseum St.Gallen, Switzerland, 20 February until 15 April 2007
  • 3rd European Quilt Biennial, from Textile Museum Max Berk, Heidelberg, Textilmuseum St.Gallen, Switzerland,
    3 May until 27 June
  • Schaufenster im Museum - Museum im Schaufenster, Textilmuseum St.Gallen, Switzerland, 22 August until 31 December 2007
  • American Tapestry Biennial 6, San Jose Museum of Quilts &Textiles, 520 South First Street, (USA) San Jose CA 95113, 17 April until 8 July 2007
  • Tuch + Technik, Neumuenster, Germany, opening 27 October 2007


  • Textilmuseum St.Gallen:
    in January 2007 open 7 days a week
    1st half of February 2007 closed
  • Schnittpunkt - Kunst und Kleid St. Gallen, Akris im Textilmuseum, Textilmuseum St.Gallen, Switzerland,
    2 September until 31 January 2007
  • Vision, Textilbibliothek & Textilmuseum Vadianstrasse 2, CH-9000 St. Gallen, 2 September - 31 December 2006
  • Maya Textiles from Guatemala, Museum of Ethnography of Zurich University, Switzerland, 7 April 2006 until 28 January 2007, there will be an accompanying book, in German ISBN 3-89790-237-0, at Euro 49.80,
  • Farbe materiell - virtuell / Farblabor (Colours), Gewerbemuseum Winterthur, Kirchplatz 14, CH-8400 Winterthur, Switzerland, 19 November - 22 April 2007

different countries:

  • Artapestry, Musée Jean Lurçat et de la Tapisserie Contemporaine, 4 Boulevard Arago, F- 49100 Angers, France, 11 Novembre 2006 - 13 May 2007
  • Reflet de la mode enfantine de 1900 à 1960, du sur mesure au prêt-à-porter, Musée du Textile, Rue du Docteur Roux, F-49300 Cholet, France, 1 November 2006 - 28 February 2007
  • Le noir et le blanc dans l'Impression textile, Musée de l'Impression sur Etoffes, 14 Rue Jean Jacques Henner, F-68072 Mulhouse, 28 October - 15 August 2007
  • Goldrausch, Pracht der Goldledertapeten, Deutsches Tapetenmuseum, Schloss Wilhelmshöhe bei Kassel (D-34131), Germany, 7 December 2006 until 25 March 2007
  • Ein Blick zurück, 50 Jahre Textilgestaltung in Potsdam (50 years of textile crafts in Potsdam), Potsdam-Museum, Benkertstr. 3, D-14467 Potsdam, Germany, 27 November 2006 until 4 February 2007
  • In Praise of the Prince of Fenyang: Decoding a Chinese Embroidery, the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, (USA) Baltimore, MD 21218-3898, 18 June 2006 until 4 February 2007
  • Mantles of Merit: Textiles of the Chin Peoples of Southeast Asia, The Textile Museum , 2320 S.Street NW (USA) Washington, DC 20008-4088, 13 October -2006 - 25 February 2007
  • The Bizarre and the Beautiful: Silks of the 18th Century, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street, (USA) Philadelphia, PA 191130, until spring 2007

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