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

Nr 38
May 2010

Rheinfelden, May 15, 2010

Dear members,

This Newsletter Nr 38 is sent to you as usual as a word attachment to e-mail.
The same Newsletter can also be viewed on the homepage, with links to the special entries. And I am again sending a paper version to members without an e-mail address.
The Vocabulary project: I am happy to announce a new booklet on looped stitches. You will find more details in this Newsletter.
Many thanks also for sending to me several contributions. I am appreciating all your further information very much.

With all good wishes
yours Anne Wanner

There will be a memorial for Youlie Spantidaki May 20 in Paris:
Saint Julien le Pauvre le jeudi 20 Mai à 12h15. Eglise Saint Julien le Pauvre
79 rue Galande - 75005 Paris Métro St Michel, Cluny: Chers collègues et amis, "Beaucoup d'entre nous n'ont pas pu être à Athènes. Pour nous recueillir autour de la pensée de Youlie, nous vous invitons a nous retrouver ensemble à la cérémonie religieuse qui sera célébrée à son intention a Paris.
Info de Dominique DE REYER Laboratoire de Recherche des Monuments Historiques 29, rue de Paris 77420 CHAMPS-SUR-MARNE - FRANCE, Tel - Fax - web -


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

General information about textiles

  • 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 group of "ethnographic textiles/extra-european Textiles" of the CIETA
    In charge of the group: Christine Athenor, in charge of the African, oceanian and near east collections of the Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France - e-mail: -
  • Now the first textile magazines can be digitally read by subscription. These include Textile Forum, Hali and Selvedge. A sample copy of each magazine, readabel in its entirety, is available for free.
    The new digital version of the English Textile Forum edition can be subscribed starting with nine issues available
  • The Museum of Applied Art in Cologne was founded in 1888 at the instigation of enthusiastic citizens of Cologne and was supported to an important degree by the Kölnischer Kunstgewerbe-Verein (Cologne society of arts and crafts).The new director of this house since first of March 2010 is Dr. Petra Hesse.
  • We are very sad and struck by the unexpected decease of the member of the Embroidery Group Youlie Spantidaki on 20 March 2010. see: in memory of Youlie Spantidaki


  • 22 May to 23 May 2010 Petworth House Costume & Textiles Fair, Petworth House, (UK) Petworth, West Sussex
  • 22 May to 23 May 2010; 7th Nikolaimarket: Craft and Design in Oldenburg, Germany, Nikloaimarkt, Bergstr. 5, D-26121 Oldenburg,
  • 23 May to 24 May 2010; 4th Design market: galerie forum, Dagobertstr. 2, D-55116 Mainz, Germany,
  • 19 June to 20 June 2010 craft market, office of culture City of Hannover, Susanne Drangmeister, Friedrichswall 15, D-30159 Hannover, Germany deadline: 31.1.10
  • 11 June to 13 June 2010; eunique - Internationale Messe für angewandte Kunst und Design, arts & crafts fair, Festplatz 9, D-76137 Karlsruhe, Germany,
  • 24 and 25 July 2010. TEXTILE KULTUR HASLACH: weavers’ market. All details:
  • 29 October to 31 October 2010 Grassimesse 2010, GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Johannisplatz 5-11, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany,
  • 26 November to 19 December 2010 Adventsmesse: Kunsthandwerk fair, Koppel 66, Haus für Kunst & Handwerk, Lange Reihe 75, D-20099 Hamburg, Germany


  • Le projet du Château de Gevrey-Chambertin
    les derniers samedi et dimanche
    du mois d’Aout 2010 de 10h à 19h
    Les activités seront installées dans la cour intérieure du Château et composées d’un ensemble de stands, d’échoppes et d’ateliers.


  • Guided tours and lectures: during exhibition High Sixties Fashion, 8 April to 1 August 2010 Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek, Kulturforum Postdamer Platz, Matthäikirchplatz 6, 10785 Berlin - Tiergarten, Germany - with exhibition catalogue.
    - Friday 21 May 2010, 6 pm: Enrica Morini, Milano, LA NUOVA HAUTE COUTURE, Chanel e Dior (in italian), instant translation).
    - Friday 25 June 2010, 6 pm,
    Christopher Breward, London, FASHIONING THE MODERN SELF Dress, Identity and the Cavalier (in english)

Further Activities

  • TEXTILE KULTUR HASLACH: The new course programme for 18 to 30 July 2010 is now available, again in bilingual German and English format. Potential participants may enrol in 25 summer courses covering a wide range of textiles.
    All details:
  • at Haus der Seidenkulturen: Historische Paramentenweberei Hubert Gotzes. Luisenstrasse 15, D-47809 Krefeld, Germany, close to the main station, open 1st and 3rd Sunday every month 2 to 6 pm, and every 2nd wednesday every month 4 to 7 pm,
    every 2nd wednesday per month 4 to 9 pm: Gesprächskreis "Samt und Seidenrunde".

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


  • 6 June to 6 June 2010 traditional costume festival of Switzerland, Kantonal-Schwyzerische Trachtenvereinigung, Maria Waldis-Camenzind, Rotacher, CH-6442 Gersau
  • 22 to 26 June 2010, THE EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL ON CONTEMPORARY TEXTILE ART, EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE, Kherson, Ukraine, Deadline for the exhibition 1 February 2010
  • 2 July to 4 July 2010 19e Festival du Lin et de l'Aiguille, Mairie du Bourg-Dun, F-76740 Le Bourg-Dun
  • 9 June to 5 September 2010: 4th Riga Intl. Textile and Fibre Art Triennial 'Global Intrigue 2', Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Riga, venue: Exhibition Hall Arsenals, Riga
  • 6 September to 12 October 2010 International “Textile Creation” exhibition in San José, Costa Rica, organised by the Red Textil Iberoamericana (Ibero American Textile Network), together with an international conference from 3 to 10 September 2010. Starting with preconference workshops on 3 Sept. 2010 and ending with a one-day trip on Saturday 11 Sept., and a post-conference tour to the South of Costa Rica from 12 to 17 September 2010.
    Exhibtions “Textile Creation: Sustainalble Tradition & Responsible Innovation” to be held at the Gallery Sophia Wanamaker at the Costa Rican North American Cultural Center of San José.
    Application deadline (postmark): 14 May 2010 - More under
  • 16 to 19 September 2010 16th European Patchwork Meeting, 5, rue Kroeber Imlin, F-68160 Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines - Deadline 10 July 2010
  • 6 to 9 October 2010 12th TEXTILE SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM, USA. In Lincoln, Nebraska, this year’s theme being “From Plains Space to Cyber Space”. Second theme, “Natural
    , with lectures and workshops by Dominique Cardon, Elena Philips et al. Further details
    can be found on the website,
  • 14 to 15 October 2010, in cooperation with the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History in Brussels will organise and host a symposium (registration english - french) about camouflage. For being kept up dated, send an e-mail to or
  • 4 to 7 November 2010 Costume Colloquium II: Dress for Dance, Promo Florence Events, Soc.Fly Events Srl, Via del Giglio 10, I-50123 Firenze -
  • The dates of the Costume Colloquium II: Dress for Dance are confirmed for November 4 to 7, 2010. 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.
    2010 program and registration information is now available on line at

  • 24 to 30 April 2011 ISEND 2011 Natural Dye Conference, ARRDHOR - CRITT Horticole, 18 rue de I'Arsenal, F-17300 Rochefort; venue: La Rochelle -
  • 16 May to 1 June 2011 the 6th WTA Biennial is planned to take place in Xalapa, Mexico City, and Oaxaca in Mexico. Dedicated to the theme “Air”.
    Yosi Anaya, - ; Registration deadline: 15 December 2010

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

  • 20 May to 29 August 2010 Gewebte Gärten, Orientalische Kelims, GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Johannisplatz 5-11, D-04103 Leipzig,
  • 21 May to 20 June 2010 The Toms Collection. Tapestries of the Sixteenth to Nineteenth Centuries, LYON, MUSÉE DES TISSUS ET DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS, Rue de la Charité 34, France, open: Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 3.30 pm
  • 22 May to 17 October 2010, Traditional costumes of Switzerland: selected traditional costumes of the 19th century out of the collection of the Swiss National Museum. Forum of Swiss History Schwyz, Hofmatt, Zeughausstrasse 5, P.O. Box 140, 6431 Schwyz, Switzerland. Tel. +41 (0)41 819 60 11 - Fax +41 (0)41 819 60 10
    Opening hours: Tue - Sun 10 am – 5 pm. -
  • 4 June to 29 August 2010 Miniartextil 2009, Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo, Centro Studi di Storia del Tessuto e del Costume, Santa Croce 1992, I-30135 Venezia (VE) -
  • 6 June to 22 August 2010, "Schwermut und Schönheit - Trauerkleider aus Russland", Deutsches Textilmuseum, Andreasmarkt 8, D-47809 Krefeld, Germany.
  • 24 June until 4 Sept. 2010 Spirit of a Place, at the “Galéria X” in Bratislava, Slovakia. organised by the Slovak Textile Association (TXT), The competition is open both for artists and students. Address: Galéria X, Zámonicka 5, SK-81103 Bratislava; e-mail: , - Application deadline 30 April 2010
  • 9 July to 5 September 2010. 4th INTL. TEXTILE ART TRIENNIAL IN RIGA “Tradition & Innovation - Global Intrigue 2”, organised by the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, 10/29 Skarnu St., LV-1020 Riga, Latvia
  • 15 July to 29 August 2010 8th International Baltic Minitextile Triennial, Museum Miasta Gdyni, ul. Zawiszy Czarnego 1, PL-81374 Gdynia, Poland -
  • 18 July to 22 August TEXTILE KULTUR HASLACH: the Haslach association will once again offer many special events, including an exhibition, “Between Nothingness and Life. Silk Weavings by Michiko Uehara”.
  • 30 July to 26 September 2010 Cotton worldwide, Alte Burg, Luk u. Ulla Strasser, Burgwiese 1, A-9853 Gmünd/Kärnten,
  • 30 July to 26 September 2010 textile craft, Kulturbüro Gmünd, Dr. Erika, Schuster, Hauptplatz 20, A-9853 Gmünd in Kärnten
  • 15 August to 15 November 2010 Inlaid patchwork in Europe from 1500 to present, The Craft Centre & Design Gallery, City Art Gallery , The Headrow, (UK) Leeds LS1 3AA, England
  • 1 September 2910 to spring 2011 Knitwork, Textile Museum Vadianstrasse 2, CH 9000 St.Gallen Switzerland -
  • 3 to 10 September 2010 the Iberoamerican Textile Network is organising its first encounter. The Exhibition is an open competition (deadline 14 May 2010). Textile tour to the Kuna Indians in Panama after the exhibition until September 17. Information
  • 25 September to 21 November 2010 at the ex-church of San Francesco in Como, Italy. This year the 20th edition of the Exhibition of Contemporary Textile Art „Miniartextil“ will take place. Theme of this years exhibition is “Un giorno di felicità (A day of felicity)”.
    More information ; contact: Deadline: 31 March 2010
  • 19 September 2010 to 9 January 2011, Embroideries of the middle Ages to Renaissance, from the collection of "Deutsches Textilmuseum", Deutsches Textilmuseum, Andreasmarkt 8, D-47809 Krefeld, Germany.
  • Postponed to a later date in 2011 Zur Geschichte der Krefelder Seidenfabrik Wilhelm Schroeder, (The history of the silkfactory Wilhelm Schroeder) Deutsches Textilmuseum Krefeld , Andreasmarkt 8, D-47809 Krefeld, Germany. 19 September to 31 December 2010
  • 15 October to 23 January 2011 The Art of the Stitch, embroidery exhibit, Quilt, San Diego/Quilt Visions, Visions Art Quilt Gallery, 2825 Dewey Road, San Diego USA, California 92106
  • from end of October, big exhibition projected, Textile Museum Vadianstrasse 2, CH 9000 St.Gallen Switzerland -
  • 16 May 2011 to 1 June 2011 6th WTA Biennial: "Air", at three different venues, Xalapa at the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico City and Oaxaca, a provincial capital in the centre of the isthmus between the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean. The organisers website features six international competitions, each with a different focus of content, spread over the three venues. The deadline for all these competitions is 15 December 2010.

current Exhibitions:

  • 8 May to 19 September 2010 Au fil du Blanc, Musée du Textile, Rue du Docteur Roux, F-49300 Cholet -
  • 8 May to 24 December 2010 L’ordre de la Visitation Sainte-Marie célèbre cette année son 400° anniversaire. A cette occasion, le musée de la Visitation organise à Moulins une nouvelle exposition temporaire: Au cœur de la Visitation vous permettra de découvrir l’organisation de la vie des religieuses visitandines à l’intérieur de leur monastère.
    Jean Foisselon et Gérard Picaud, Commissaires de l’exposition, 4, place de l´Ancien Palais F-03000 MOULINS, France, -
  • 22 January to 30 May 2010 Artapestry2 . European Tapestry Forum, Musée Jean Lurçat et de la Tapisserie Contemporaine, 4, Boulevard Arago, F-49100 Angers , France.
  • 9 March to 30 June 2009 2009 PFAFF Art Embroidery Challenge, Bibliothèque Forney, Hôtel de Sens, 1, rue du Figuier, F-75004 Paris, France -
  • 13 November 2009 to 16 October 2010, Rêve de Cachmire, cachemires de rêve - Le châle imprimé, un joyau textile alsacien, Musée de l'Impression sur Etoffes, Mulhouse, France.

Germany, Saarland, Austria:

  • 8 April to 27 September 2010 Auf die Spitze getrieben, Experiment Textil, Schaustickerei, Obstgartenweg 1, D-09529 Plauen, Germany - - see also
  • 8 April to 1 August 2010 High Sixties Fashion, Modefotografie und - illustration Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek, Kulturforum Postdamer Platz, Matthäikirchplatz 6, 10785 Berlin - Tiergarten, Germany - with exhibition catalogue. Lectures.
  • 21 March to 31 October 2010 Stroh zu Gold- Spindel, Schiffchen, Maerchenhelden, LWL - Industriemuseum, Textilmuseum in Bocholt, Uhlandstrasse 50, D-46397 Bocholt, Germany
  • 11 March to 30 May 2010 Mass und Freiheit - Textilkunst im Jugendstil von Behrens bis Olbrich, Museum Villa Stuck, Prinzregentenstrasse 60, D-81675 München
  • 21 January to 6 June 2010 Cotton worldwide, Textilmuseum Max Berk, Kurpfälzisches Museum der Stadt Heidelberg, Brahmsstrasse 8, D-69118 Heidelberg-Ziegelhausen, Germany


  • 8 May to 27 October 2010 Spinning, weaving and dyeing in the north Cotswolds since 1900, Court Barn Museum, Church Street, Chipping Campden GL55 6JE
  • 17 January to 12 December 2010 Sumptuous Stitches: Work by N'hamptonshire Embroiderers' Guild, Northampton Central Museum and Art Gallery, Guildhall Rd., Northampton NN1 1D (UK) -
  • 20 March to 4 July 2010 Quilts: 1700-2010, Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, (UK) London SW7 2RL -
  • 27 March to 1 December 2010 Photographing Fashion: British Style in the 1960s, The Fashion Museum (The Museum of Costume), Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, (UK) Bath, Somerset BA1 2QH -
  • 3 April to 31 May 2010 Three Centuries of Needlework: A Stitch in Time, Fishing Heritage Centre, Alexandra Dock, NE Lincs, (UK) Grimsby DN31 1UZ -
  • 15 August 2009 to summer 2010. The Manchester Indian: Thomas Wardle and India, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, Great Britain -
  • until summer 2010 The Manchester Indian: Thomas Wardle and India, Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, (UK) Manchester M15 6ER

Netherlands, Belgium, Norway:

  • embroidery artist Tilleke Schwarz, Westlaan 19, NL-2641 DS Pijnacker, The Netherlands - see program for 2010 - e-mail:
  • 26 October 2008 to 31 December 2010 The Fashion Galleries, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, St. Olavs plass, N-0130 Oslo
  • 13 March to 13 June 2010 Kraakhelder - Houshold textiles, Audax Textielmuseum, Goirkestraat 96, NL-5046 GN Tilburg;


  • 24 March to 23 May 2010, “Endyesthai: To Dress - Towards a Costume Culture Museum”, organized by The Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

Italy, Hungary, Spain:

  • 14 March to 14 June 2010 Isabelle de Borchgrave "The Return of the Dream", (paper fashion), Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Via Camillo Cavour 1, - I-50129 Firenze Italy


  • 23 April to 18 July 2010 Inlaid patchwork in Europe from 1500 to the present, Museum Ethnograficzne, ul. R. Traugutta , 111/113, PL-50419 Wroclaw, Poland

USA, Canada, Southamerica:


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

books and articles:

since January 2010:

V O C A B U L A R Y: (see also section booklet)


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