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

Nr 35
May 2009

Rheinfelden, May 29, 2009

Dear members,
This Newsletter Nr 35 can be viewed here on the homepage, with links to the special entries. It is sent as well to all members as a word attachment to e-mail. And I am again sending a paper version to members without an e-mail address.

I am happy to inform you that a part of the Vocabulary - cross stitches - will be published this summer. It will be a booklet of 20 pages in 4 colours and many examples of historic embroideries. You will receive more information as soon as it is available.

Thanks again for sending to me several contributions. I am appreciating all your further information very much.

With all good wishes
yours Anne Wanner

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 Costume Committee of ICOM has been responsible for the compiling of the Vocabulary of basic terms for the cataloguing of costume in english, French and German:
  • New Chair of Textile History: The renowned Swiss Abegg Foundation has put up SFr 5 million for a chair in the history of textile art at the Institute of Art History, University of Berne. This post for a tenured professor is unique in German speaking countries. In conjunction with the Abegg Foundation's collections and workshops in neighbouring Riggisberg and the Berne Museum of History, this makes Switzerland an attractive education and research centre in a cultural area otherwise rather neglected in the West.
  • netzwerk mode textil - Interessenvertretung der kulturwissenschaftlichen Textil-, Kleider- und Modeforschung e.V.
    is a new textile group - in german language, who wants to unite everybody interested in textiles and costume, with calendar of exhibits and meetings, as well as a list of new books about textiles and costumes. -


  • 5 June to 7 June 2009 eunique - Arts and Crafts Fair, Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress-GmbH, Festplatz 9 , D-76137 Karlsruhe
  • 13 June to 14 June 2009: 13th Craft market, Kulturbüro: Susanne Drangmeister, Friedrichswall 15, D-30159 Hannover, Germany, (info about craft prize of lower Saxony)
  • 28 June 2009: Internationale Lace and Textile Market: Artistieke School voor Kunstnaaldkant, Gentse Steenweg 296, B-9240 Zele, Belgium; venue: market placx of Zele, Belgium
  • 11 September to 13 September 2009: textile craft fair ("Nadel und Faden"), Osnabrücker Veranstaltungs- und Kongresse GmbH; Schlosswall 1-9, D-49074 Osnabrück, Germany, see
  • 23 to 25 October 2009: Grassi Messe Leipzig - Grassi Museum Johanniaplatz 5-11, D-04103 Leipzig, e-mail: - - deadline 4 May 2009
  • 22 to 25 October 2009: Great Northern Contemporary Craftfair, Great Northern Events, 23 Belfield Road, Didsbury, Manchester M20 6BJ, UK - deadline 1 May 2009 -


    • Wednesday, 24 June 2009, 18 Uhr: Heidi Blöcher, Berlin, Haltung bewahren, Die Präsentation von Kostümen des Kunstgewerbemuseums im Rahmen der VORTRAGSREIHE MODE THEMA MODE,
      Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz, D-10785 Berlin, Eintritt frei. Tel: + 030/266 - 2047 - Fax: +030/266 - 2958 ; -
    • Wednesday, 8 July 2009, 18 Uhr: Adelheid Rasche, Mode und Schönheit in den 1920er Jahren, Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz, D-10785 Berlin. Tel: + 030/266 - 2047 - Fax: +030/266 - 2958

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


  • 5 June until 7 June 2009: Congress and workshops of "Kunstverein Seide e.V.", at Evangelische Tagungsstätte Wildbad, Tauberweg 42, D-9215412 Rothenburg, Germany,
  • 10 to 30 June, 6th Int. Biennale of Textile Miniatures, organised by the Lithuanian-Artists Association in Vilnius/Lithuania. e-mail - application deadline 10 May 2009
  • 15 June to 18 June 2009 IWTO congress 2009 - theme: Wool - smart, natural, technical International. Wool Textile Organisation, Rue de l'Industrie 4, B-1000 Brussels; venue: Techtextil, Frankfurt
  • June 2009 3rd Triennial of Textile Art, Call for projects, The Cultural Foundation for the Textile Art and the Art Gallery of Szombathely will organise the 3rd Triennial of Textile Art in the Gallery of Szombathely. Theme: presence = being present. A CD should be submitted by post by 5th December 2008.
  • 3 July to 5 July 2009 Le Festival du Lin et de l'Aiguille, Association Alliance et Culture, 2 route de Dieppe, F-76740 Le-Bourg-Dun
  • 3 July to 5 July 2009 Colours of Linen, exhibition, Mairie du Bourg-Dun, F-76740 Le-Bourg-Dun
  • 22st to 24th of July 2009 The 15th ETN Conference in Haslach and including General Assembly will take place Linz/Upper Austria, -
    Pre-symposium: 21 July 2009,
    more information: University of Arts, Linz: - European Textile Network: - Textile Culture Haslach:
    Tourismusbüro Haslach, Tourismusbüro Haslach, Marktplatz 45, A-4170 Haslach, Austria - Linz Capital of Culture of Europe: Deadline 31 October 2008
  • July 30th, 2009: In case you are interested to attend the COSTUME  COLLOQUIUM II: Dress for Dance (in November 2010), please fill in the intention form you find here within July 30th, 2009.
  • September 23 - 25, 2009: "IFAI Design Exhibition 2009. Info: San Diego Convention Center
    Address: 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA, Phone Number: 619 525 5000
  • October 2009: London: Great Britain: Annual General Meeting of the Medieval Dress and Textile Society, Provisional topics for 2009:
    - October 2009: Aspects of Jewellery and Clothing
    topics for 2010:
    - Reconstruction - Dyes - Tapestries: Design and production - Dress and Textiles for Coronations.
  • October, 2009 Kaunas Art Biennial starts to prepare to TEXTILE 09 events' program.
    Formal conditions for participation at TEXTILE 09 will be updated on our website
    till 11th of July, 2008 <> -
  • 4th Biennial Quilt Symposium, University of Nebraska in Lincoln USA has issued a Call for Papers for its 2009 Symposium "The Global Quilt: Cultural Contexts". See website with link to the Call for Papers:, deadline for submissions: 15 August 2008
  • International Symposium "VENETIAN GROS POINT" . International meeting on Lace, Retournac, Haute-Loire, F-43130, France. Le Textilmuseum of Saint-Gall (Switzerland), the Research and Restauration Centre for archeological textiles ARTEX of Athens (Greece) et the Musée des Manufactures de Dentelles of Retournac (France) are organising an international meeting in Retournac. It will be of interest to Researchers, museum Curators, Collectors, etc. Information: Bruno Ythier, Musée Manufactures Dentelles, 14 Avenue de la gare, F-43130 Retournac. - for more informations see:
  • 6 to 11 February 2010: 10th Quilt Nihon Exhibition, 2009, in the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. Participation in 3 categories: A. Traditional, B. Contemporary, C. Junior & Senior. Application form see:
    e-mail: - Application for A and B: 1 to 31 July 2009, for students: 1 to 30 October 2009
  • upcoming meetings of ICOM Costume Committee:
    - 2009: Lyon France,
    4 - 9 October 2009. Host: Bernard Berthod. Themes under consideration: "Costume and Textile Trade" and "Costume and Textile Commerce".
    - 2010: ICOM Triennial, Shanghai, China,
    November 7-13 2010
  • UPCOMING EVENT FOR NOVEMBER 2010 - Costume Colloquium II: Dress for Dance: Following the great success of the first Costume Colloquium (held in Florence 6-9 November 2008 and attended by over 315 participants from 26 countries with 39 presentations on 8 themes), there will be a second symposium in November 2010 on the subject of Dress for Dance. For more information please CLICK HERE.

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

    forthcoming exhibitions:

  • MUST - MUSEO STUDIO DEL TESSUTO, Sede: Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Lungo Lario Trento 9, 22100 Como, Italia, : ARTI VISIVE
    2009. Sedi: Fabbrica del Vapore, Neon, Docva (via Procaccini, 4), Milano
    - Luglio 2009 XV Corso Superiore di Arti Visive. Sede: FAR, Como.
  • mid June 2009 to January 2010, Mini-Textiletriennial of Angers, France, deadline 13 december 2008, e-mail:
  • 6 June to 4 July The magic of flowers, Handwerksforum Hannover, Berliner Allee 17, D-30175 Hannover
  • 14 to 22 June 2009, International Mini-Textile-Exhibition, Skythia Symposium in Kherson/Ukraine, deadline 1st February 2009, e-mail: -
  • 15 June to 1st January 2010 International Triennial of mini-textiles - "With or without water?", Direction et Conservation des musées d'Angers, IX Triennial Internationale de mini-textiles, 14 rue du musée, F-49100 Angers
  • 26 June to 13 September 2009, in the Hungarian Town of Szombathely - Triennial of Miniature Textiles, themed "Being Present" -
  • 1 July to 9 August 2009 Applied Arts, Saarländisches Künstlerhaus, Karlstrasse 1, D-66111 Saarbrücken
  • 3 July to 5 July 2009 Le Festival du Lin et de l'Aiguille, Association Alliance et Culture, 2 route de Dieppe, F-76740 Le-Bourg-Dun
  • 3 July to 5 July 2009 Colours of Linen, exhibition, Mairie du Bourg-Dun, F-76740 Le-Bourg-Dun
  • 15 August 2009 to summer 2010. The Manchester Indian: Thomas Wardle and India, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, Great Britain -
  • August to October 2009 Pailletten - Posen - Puderdosen, Modezeichnungen und Objekte der Zwanziger Jahre, Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Dortmund,
  • 17 September to 20 September 2009, 15th European Patchwork meeting, 5 rue Kroeber Imlin,
    F-68160 Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, France.
    Deadline 11 July 2009
  • 20 September to 6 December 2009 Crafts, Triennial 2009, Staatliches Museum Schwerin, Crafts Section, Alter Garten 3, D-19055 Schwerin, venue: Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum
  • 27 September to 3 January 2010, Textile Kunst aus dem alten Peru, Deutschen Textilmuseum, Andreasmarkt 8, D-47809 Krefeld, Germany
  • 30 September to 7 October 2009 Hand Stitched Art led by Riitta-Liisa Haavisto (Workshop) Les Soeurs anglaises, Briancon, F-24320 Verteillac
  • 1st October to 30 November 2009, Kaunas -Kunst-Biennale, "Textile 09", all information: e-mail: Virginia Vitkiene: - Tel:+370-61/256171
  • 15 October to 15 January 2010, 4rd European Quilt Triennial 2009, Textilmuseum Max Berk, Brahmsstr. 8, D-69118 Heidelberg-Ziegelhausen
  • April 16, 2010 - August 22, 2010, Fiberart International 2010,
    This juried exhibition of contemporary works of fiber art is recognized among fiber artists around the world as a benchmark exhibition that documents trends and innovations in the field. The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines. Submission deadline August 21, 2009 -

  • current Exhibitions:



  • Abegg-Stiftung: The exhibition rooms of the Abegg-Stiftung are being renovated and increased in size. Due to construction work the Abegg Museum and Villa will remain closed until spring 2011. e-mail: -
  • 8 April to December 2009 - Textile Museum St.Gallen Switzerland, sicherer schöner schneller, Textiles in Sport
  • Textile Museum St.Gallen Switzerland:
    from 18 February - 250 years anniversary of the St Gallen manufacture Union AG, -
    18 February to October 2009 Inspriation Farbe - Vision - embroideries and fabrics from today's fabrication
  • current Exhibitions:
    different countries:

    France, Belgique:

    • 7 May to 21 November 2009 De fleurs en aiguille, L'art de la broderie chez les visitandines; Hôtel Demoret, 83 rue d'Allier, Moulins (03) France, organized by: Musée de la Visitation, 4, place de l'Ancien Palais, 03000 MOULINS - France
    • 9 April to 5 July 2009, Le Mont Athos et l'Empire byzantin, Trésors de la Sainte montagne. Pour la première fois, un ensemble considérable de ces trésors (environ 180, du IXè au XVIè siècle) va être présenté au public en dehors de la Grèce. Et pour un bon nombre, pour la première fois, en dehors du Mont Athos !
      Some embroidered textiles are Epitaphoi from the 14th c and some of the textiles appear to be of Iranian, Ottoman and Chinese provenance.
      In Petit Palais in Paris, : rare objects (embroidered textiles among them) from Mount Athos, Greece. Most of them have never been taken out of Mount Athos for exhibition.
      +33 1 47 05 02 41 22, Rue St Dominique, 75007 Paris, France
    • 18 March to 20 September 2009. Franck Sorbier - La Couture Corps et Ame. Musée des Tissus et Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Lyon, Fance. -
    • 19 March to 1 November 2009. Aussi rouge que possible, Les arts decoratifs, Musée de la mode, Paris, France
    • 31 March to 28 June 2009 Court Pomp and Royal Ceremony, Court Dress in Europe, 1650 - 1800, Chateâu de Versailles, Versailles, France, - there will be a symposium:
    • 19 March to 1 November 2009, Rouge (Red, ) Musée des arts Décoratifs, Rue de Rivoli 107, F-75001 Paris

    Germany, Austria:

    Italy, Spain:

    • 25 April to 20 June 2009, Art of the Stitch: (Results of the international open biennial exhibition, organised by the British Embroiderers' Guild in cooperation with Coats Crafts), Seville, Spain, Fundacion Valentin de Madariaga,
    • Florence, March 14 to June 14 2009: The Medici Court revived:  Isabelle de Borchgrave at the Medici Palace, Florence, Italy.

    USA, Canada, Southamerica:

  • 5 November 2008 to 21 June 2009 And so to bed: Indian Bed Curtains, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115-5523 USA -
  • 12 November 2008 to 7 July 2009 Cutting Edge, Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Ave., (CDN) Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2H5
  • 25 September 2008 until 30 August 2009. The Art of the Embroiderer, Kent State University Museum. Kent, USA - Ohio, 44242-0001

  • B O O K R E V I E W S: (see also section book reviews)

    books and articles:

    since spring 2009:

    • Furnishing Textiles - Studies on Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Interior Decoration, Riggisberger Berichte, Volume 17, edited by Anna Jolly, with contributions by Tracey Albainy, Pilar Benito García, Birgitt Borkopp-Restle, Marie Bouzard, Charissa Bremer-David, Clare Browne, Sjoukje Colenbrander, Chantal Gastinel-Coural, Anna Jolly, Eloy F. Koldeweij, Agnes Krippendorf, Tatiana Lekhovich, Wim Mertens, Lesley Ellis Miller, David M. Mitchell, Danièle Véron-Denise, Angela Völker, Annabel Westman;
      Paperback, 240 pages, 131 illustrations, 23 x 31 cm, 2009, ISBN 978-3-905014-36-5 - CHF 85.-- + postage
      see Abegg-Stiftung and

    • Nadelkunst der Clementine von Münchhausen, geb. von der Gabelentz, 1849-1913, Catalogue in german by Annemete Jacques, February 2000, 48 pages, 89 photos in colour and black and white, can be acquired at: tel. of author: Germany 05033/2222, fax: 05033/912160

    • Inlaid Patchwork in Europe from 1500 to the Present - Tuchintarsien in Europa vcon 1500 bis heute, Dagmar Neuland-Kitzerow / Joram Salwa / Erika Karasek (Hrsg), authors: Gisela Bruseberg, Mari-Louise Franzén, Regine Falkenberg, Ulrike Telek, Ines Anders, Martin Kügler, Clare Rose, Annette Gero, Lar Joye, Andreas Jakob, Ulrich Herr, Ursel Arndt . Bilingual edition German / English, 328 pages, 133 illustrations in color, 17 black and white, 21 x 27 cm, 1485 g, Euro 49.40, SFr. 83.90 see exhibition
      ISBN13: 978-3-7954-2217-2 -
      This is the very first publication to document, introduce and discuss around 70 inlaid patchworks created from 1500 to the present day. The objects are held by various museums and private collections in Austria, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia and the United States of America.

    • De fleurs en aiguille, par Danièle Véron-Denise, Jean Foisselon et Gerard Picaud
      Coéducation: Musée / Somogy, Format: 24 cm x 18 cm, broché, 250 pages, 230 illustrations en couleurs, Euro 32 -

    • Der heilige Schatz im Dom zu Halberstadt, Hg. Harald Meller, Ingo Mundt, Boje E. Hans Schmuhl, Fotos Juraj Lipták, 2008 Regensburg Verlag Schnell & Steiner Gmbh, 436 pages, in german language, lavishly illustrated with a wide range of coloured photographs. Euro 69.00
      ISBN 978-3-7954-2117-5

    • "Der Tod auf Samt und Seide" - Todesdarstellungen auf liturgischen Textilien des 16. bis 19. Jhs", von Imke Lüders, als Band 14 der wissenschaftlichen Reihe Kasseler Studien zur Sepulkralkultur, Kassel 2009, german language, 267 pages, colour photos , ISBN 978-3-924447-40-3, at 28.50 Euros -, Museum für Sepulkralkultur, Weinbergstrasse 25-27, D-34117 Kassel, Germany, Telefon ++(0561) 918 93-0,
      Telefax: ++(0561) 918 93-1; -


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