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

Nr 47
June 2013

Rheinfelden, June 21th, 2013

Dear members,

This Newsletter can also be visited on the homepage, with links to the special entries. Additionally, as usual, I am sending a paper version to members without an e-mail address.

You are kindly requested to send contributions to the newsletter and to the website. As always, I will be very pleased to receive book reviews, information on exhibitions, conferences and other textile related events of interest to the members of the Embroidery Group.

Many thanks for your help, I am appreciating all your further information very much.

I wish you all the  best

Yours Anne


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

General Information on Museums:

Information from CIETA:

The Bulletins No 84/85 (2007, 2008) will be published in spring 2013 as a double issue. The issue will also include the bibliographies of 2006 and 2007, and the summaries of the papers given at the General Assemblies of 2005 (Lyon) and 2007 (Como).
All articles and proposals must be sent to the CIETA General administrative Secretariat the Secretariat to the editorial team for registration and are then transmitted by 34 rue de la Charité 69002 Lyon, France – e-mail: - -– website:

see the websites of:


  • 17 to 18 August 2013 textile market (Deadline 31 March 2013) Portal zur Geschichte, Brunshausen 7, D-37581 Bad Gandersheim, Germany -
  • 31 August to 1 September 2013 20. Gredinger Trachtenmarkt, Bayerischer Landesverein für Heimatpflege e.V., Geschäftsstelle, Ludwigstr. 23, Rgb., D-80539 München, Deutschland
  • 15 September Special Sunday Opening: 10am - 5pmfor Tudor Fair. At Buckinghamshire County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury, HP20 2QP, - Tel: 01296 331441 - Email: - Text relay: 18001 01296 331441
  • 12 to 13 October 2013, 15. Schwäbischer Trachtenmarkt Trachten und Kleidungskultur in Schwaben, Forschungs- und Beratungsstelle, Hürbener Str. 15, Landauer-Haus, D-86381 Krumbach, Germany
  • 25 to 27 October 2013, The GRASSIMESSE, crafts fair, Leipzig is organized by the GRASSI museum of Applied Art and takes place in the reconstructed Grassimuseum, an important building of the Art Decó period. Three exhibition rooms with a total of 1200 sqm provide space for 85 exhibitors. (Deadline 1 May 2013) .
    Grassimesse 2013, GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Johannisplatz 5-11, D-04103 Leipzig.


  • MODE THEMA MODE Vortragsreihe - Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
    Sammlung Modebild - Lipperheidesche Kostümbibliothek
    Information: Tel. 030/266 - 42 30 40 - Information and Abstracts
    Vorträge zur Ausstellung "Luxury for Fashion" Berlin jeweils 18 Uhr , Eintritt frei
    27 June 2013, 18 Uhr, Luxury for Fashion: Swarovskis Beitrag - Stephanie Bonsack 
    1 July 2013, 18 Uhr Hollywood Jewelry: Schmuck im Film - Hildegard Ringena
  • 25 July 2013 “Die Tapisserie im Nationalsozialismus”, Kloster Lüne, Am Domänenhof D-21337 Lüneburg, Germany - - - Vortrag im Rahmen des Symposiums "Inspiration Kloster Lüne", durch die "Heinz Friedrich Meyer-Stiftung zur Förderung der Webkunst" vom 6 bis 14 August 2013. Geplant sind zu Beginn am 7. August und zum Abschluss am 13. August Vorträge zum Thema "Webkunst/Bildweberei/Tapisseriekunst" im Sommerremter des Klosters Lüne. Sophia von Bodendike-Platz, D-21337 Lüneburg, Germany-

Practical Training:

  • Stages textiles organisés par le Musée de la Soierie de Charlieu, France :
    Plusieurs sessions ont lieu au cours de l'année 2013 :
    - stage de tapisserie de haute lisse,
    - stage de peinture à l'aiguille,
    - stage de dentelle aux fuseaux et
    - stage "découvrir le chaîne et trame autrement"
    (cf : brochure en pièce jointe).
    Ces formations adressées autant aux professionnels du textile, de l'ameublement,... aux étudiants, amateurs ou néophytes passionnés sont dirigées par des animateurs expérimentés
    Musée de la Soierie, 9, Bd Général Leclerc, F-42190 Charlieu France
    04 77 60 28 84 - -

Other events

  • The Textile Society of America is pleased to announce - TEXTILES CLOSE UP
    Textiles Close Up is an exciting new series of study-workshops that will provide opportunities to examine first hand, textiles in leading museum and private collections, guided by renowned experts.
    Offered in different locations and scheduled periodically throughout the year,Textiles Close Up will be of particular interest to curators, art historians, educators, students, fiber artists, collectors of textiles and others interested in learning first-hand from close-up examination.
    October 25, 2013 Printed Textiles in Europe and North America with curator Pamela Parmal at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
    November, 2013 Interwoven Globe: Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500 – 1800 with curator Melinda Watt and the exhibition’s curatorial team, Ratti Textile Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
    Due to the behind-the-scenes locations of these events, the number of participants will be limited.
    For further details and registration information, please visit:
    Michele A. Hardy, PhD, External Relations Director , Textile Society of America


  • October 10-20, 2013 TSA Velvet in Italy Study Tour: Florence, Zoagli, Venice, with Dr. Barbara Setsu Pickett. This tour, specially organized for TSA members, will explore the historic, technical and artistic foundations of this uniquely influential and intricate textile form. Limited to just 15 participants, the small group will have rare access to small family ateliers – some of which have been in operation since the 1800’s – as well collections of contemporary designers.
    For further details and registration information, please visit 
    TSA Velvet in Italy Study Tour -
    For any questions concerning this Study Tour, please contact
    eadline for registration: July 20, 2013

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

forthcoming exhibitions:

  • 26 June to 30 December 2013 Sammlungswelten, Textilmuseum, St.Gallen, Vadianstrasse 2, CH-9000 St.Gallen, Switzerland. Tel.Nr: ++ (0)71 222 17 44, e-mail: - -
  • 26 June to 30 December 2013 Habiller le 20e siécle, la mode féminine de l`ère des stylistes, Stedelijk Modemuseum, Gasthuisstr. 11, B-3500 Hasselt, Belgium -
  • 30 June to 22 September 2013. Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity - The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, USA Chicago, Illinois 60603-6404, Tel: (+1) 312 443 3600 -
  • 5 July to 24 November 2013 La mécanique des dessous, une histoire indiscrète de la silhouette, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, Cette exposition propose d’explorer la catégorie des dessous, féminins et masculins, tels que la braguette pour les messieurs, le corps à baleines, le panier, le corset, la crinoline, le « faux cul », le pouf, la ceinture d’estomac, le soutien gorge, la gaine et autres échafaudages vestimentaires qui façonnent le corps au moyen de fanons de baleines, de cerceaux ou de coussins selon les exigences d’une mode établie.
  • 14 July to 26 July 2013 The Plain-Stripe-Check-Project, Arbeiten von Tim Parry-Williams u. Ikuko Ida, Textiles Zentrum Haslach, Steinmühle 4, A-4170 Haslach, Austria -
  • 10 August to 5 October 2013 Embroiderers Guild presents ‘Finest Stitches’, Silk Museum, Park Lane, (UK) Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 6TJ
  • 13 September 2013 to 12 January 2014. Henry van de Velde, Passie-Functie-Schoonheid, Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis, Wandtapijten en Textiel, Jubelpark/Parc du Cinquantenaire 10, B-1000 Brussels -
  • 12 October to 1 December 2013. Eros: the 23rd edition of this international exhibition of Contemporary Textile Art One work per artist (strictly 20x20x20 cm) may be submitted. There is no entry fee. Several prizes are awarded. The results of the jury selection will be know by the 31st of May 2013. – Address: Arte & Arte, Associazione Culturale, Via Pannilani 23, I-22100 Como; Tel. +39-031/305621; email: - ;
    Deadline: 20 April 2013 (date of arrival)

current Exhibitions:

  • 15 May to spring, summer 2013 Textilmuseum St.Gallen, Switzerland, Vadianstrasse 2 CH-9000 St. Gallen weitere Infos:
  • 28 April to 10 November 2013 The Pleasures of Collecting, Works of Art and Textiles from Historic Private Collections. Abegg Foundation, Ch-3132 Riggisberg, Switzerland Daily 2 pm - 5.30 pm.
    The exhibition presents works of applied art from famous private collections of the nineteenth and early twentieth century which later became part of the Abegg-Stiftung's collection. The exhibition sheds light both on collectors of renown such as Alfred Pringsheim, Albert Figdor and Edmond de Rothschild.
  • 27 September 2012 extended to 1 September 2013 Scheich Ibrahims Traum, Schätze aus der Textil- und Schmucksammlung von Widad Kamel Kawar. Historisches Museum Basel, Switzerland, im Haus zum Kirschgarten, Elisabethenstrasse 27/29, 4000 Basel, Switzerland (Direktion & Verwaltung, Steinenberg 4. CH - 4051 Basel). T +41 (0)61 205 86 00, F +41 (0)61 205 68 01, -


  • 4 May to 22 September 2013 "Impressions Dior" Dior and impressionism - Christian Dior Museum - Villa "Les Rhumbs", Jardin Christian Dior, F - 50400 Granville -
    Info-Tel. +33 (0) 233 61 48 21, Fax +33 (0) 233 61 99 15
    - Mounted in Villa Les Rhumbs in Granville, where Christian Dior spent his childhood, the exhibition will attempt to show how this couturier's designs were partially linked to the Impressionist movement.
  • until 2 June 29 Sseptember 2013 Histoire de fils, Cité internationale de la dentelle et de la mode de Calais, Calais . “Histoire de fils…” (History of threads) unveils the astonishing artistic fortune of lace in contemporary creation. This new installation gives carte-blanche to the tapestry section of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels (ARBA-ESA). By both experienced professionals and up-and-coming creators alike, these works of art are all committed to lifting lace out of its traditional field of application in the clothing and furnishing industries to examine its identity from new angles.
  • 21 February to 23 June 2013 Indiennes sublimes, Musée de la Toile de Jouy, 54, rue Charles de Gaulle, F-78350 Jouy-en-Josas -
  • until 30 June 2014 Les Dessous de l’Isère, at the Musée dauphinois, Grenoble (France), with publication: Une histoire de la lingerie féminine / The underwear of Isère. A story of women’s lingerie Édition Libel (Lyon, France), 144 pages, 150 illustrations (coloured and black and white) ISBN: 978-2-917659-29-8 -
  • 9 November 2012 to 18 August 2013 A feast of fabrics, Musée de l’Impression sur Etoffes, 14, Rue Jean Jacques Henner , F-68072 Mulhouse -

Germany, Saarland, Austria:

  • 23 May to 30 June 2013. Seide statt Sünde. Feierliche Kleidung zur Vorbereitung auf den Gottesdienst. Museum Schnütgen Cäcilienstr. 29 - D-33 50667 Köln. Seltene kirchliche Gewänder des 14. und 15. Jahrhunderts. Die eindrucksvollen Gewänder und erlesenen Schatzkunstobjekte laden dazu ein, dem mittelalterlichen Kleriker bei seiner spirituellen Verwandlung zu folgen. Zu den Höhepunkten der Präsentation zählen eine Gruppe zarter weißer Untergewänder eines Geistlichen aus dem 14. Jahrhundert und zwei reich verzierte, leuchtend blaue Festkleider.
  • 4 May to 27 October 2013 Hübsch Hässlich - Die Geschichte der Schönheit Benediktinerstift St. Paul Hauptstrasse 1 A-9470 St. Paul - T +43 4357 20 19 0 - F +43 4357 20 19 23 -
  • 1 April to 7 July 2013 Reiz & Scham, Kleider, Körper & Dessous 150 Jahre zwischen Anstand und Erotik, Chemnitz, Sächsisches Industriemuseum, Zwickauer Straße 119, D-09112 Chemnitz fon: 0371 3676-140 fax: 0371 3676-141
  • 26 April to 13 October 2013 Auf Tuchfühlung. see review. 1000 Jahre Textilgeschichte in Ravensburg und am Bodensee. Museum Humpis-Quartier, Marktstraße 45, D-88212 Ravensburg, Germany, Eintritt: 4 EUR/ermäßigt 2,00 EUR/Kinder bis 18 Jahre frei - - Der Produktion von Leinwand und Barchent sowie dem europaweiten Handel mit diesen Textilien verdankt Ravensburg seinen Wohlstand im Mittelalter. Im 19. Jahrhundert war Ravensburg einer der wichtigsten Standorte der Textilfabrikation im Königreich Württemberg. Die Ausstellung widmet sich der Erfolgsgeschichte des Ravensburger Exportschlagers. see catalogue
  • 28 April to 3 November 2013 Teppich, Tüll und Tafeltuch - repräsentative Wohntextilien, LWL-Industriemuseum, TextilWerk Bocholt, Uhlandstr. 50, D-46397 Bocholt, Germany - In der Ausstellung machen über 100 Musterbücher des LWL-Industriemuseum TextilWerk Bocholt deutlich, welche unterschiedlichen Gewebe in den letzten 150 Jahren (auch) aus Baumwolle hergestellt wurden. Dabei widmet sich das Textilwerk vor allem den Beständen an jüngeren Textilien aus Betrieben der Region.
    Auf Tuchfühlung, 700 Jahre textile Vielfalt am Niederrhein, ISBN 978-3-924380-87-8
  • 17 March to September 2013 Der Kinder bunte Kleider - Kinderkleidung aus eigener Sammlung, Deutsches Textilmuseum, Andreasmarkt 8, D-47809 Krefeld, Germany,
  • 3 February to 31 June 2013 Muster-Meister der Seidenstadt- "Haus der Seidenkultur", The historic weaving mill of Hubert Gotzes, Luisenstrasse 15, in D-47799 Krefeld, Germany
  • 25 January to 15 September 2013 GESCHMACKSACHE. Mode der 1970er-Jahre, Slg. Mode/Textilien, Münchner Stadtmuseum, St.-Jakobs-Platz 1, D-80331 München,
  • until 6 October 2013 Luxury for Fashion – Internationaler
    Modeschmuck der Fior Collection London, Kunstbibliothek der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, Berlin - In der Ausstellung werden rund 290 ausgewählten Schmuckobjekte von etwa 120 originalen Modefotografien der Sammlung Modebild - Lipperheidesche Kostümbibliothek begleitet, welche die Modetrends der einzelnen Dekaden von 1950 bis 1990 aufzeigen.


  • 1 June to 20 July 2013 Sue Rangeley presents ‘Fashioned with Stitch’, Silk Museum, Park Lane, (UK) Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 6TJ,
  • 4 May to 7 July 2013 Light and Line / Anne Morrell and Polly Binns, Nottingham Castle, Friar Lane, (UK) Nottingham, email:
  • 27 March to 27 October 2013 Sacred Stitches: Ecclesiastical Textiles in the Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor. Curator: Rachel Boak, Location: Drawings Rooms.
    The textiles, dating from c 1400 to the late 1700s, were acquired by several members of the family. They were prized for their technical and artistic brilliance and used as furnishings. - There is an 80 page catalogue to accompany the exhibition priced at £15
    Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 0JH, England
    Tel. 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri: ++01296 653207
  • until 29 June 2013 Stitched into Life: work by Naomi Ryder , Muir Trust Artist in Residence 2013. See the delightful portraits created by Naomi Ryder during her residency at the Museum. Buckinghamshire County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury, HP20 2QP - Tel: 01296 331441 Email:
  • until 6 July 2013 Splendid Stitches & Exotic Embroidery exhibition: a treasure house of textiles. Sumptuous embroideries and textiles selected from rarely seen treasures from three collections: the Embroiderers’ Guild, the County Museum’s Buckinghamshire collections and a rare 17th century group in the care of the National Trust at Claydon. Buckinghamshire County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury, HP20 2QP - Tel: 01296 331441 Email:
    Text relay: 18001 01296 331441
    Museum Opening Times until 3 November 2013: Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm
    Special openings: open 10am - 5pm on the following Bank Holidays and Mondays: 22, 29 July, 5, 12, 19, 26 August, 2 September, 28 October.

Netherlands, Belgium:

  • 6 June 2013 to 8 February 2014 MODA. Made in Italy, Various thematic lines will illustrate the extraordinary but complex history of Italian fashion. Starting point is the post World War II period, when the Florentine businessman Giovanni Battista Giorgini decided to organize shows to promote Italian fashion,
  • 15 December 2012 to 29 September 2013 Rough, TextielMuseum, Goirkestraat 96, NL-5046 GN Tilburg -
  • until 11 August 2013 Silk & Prints from the Abraham Archive - Couture in Colour, Modemuseum Antwerpen
    During the 1950s and 1960s, the famous couturiers Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent and Cristóbal Balenciaga all worked together with the Swiss firm, Abraham, for their exclusive fabrics. This company was specialized in printing silks. Abraham was forced to close its doors in 2002, but left an impressive collection of sample books, couture photographs and textiles: the Abraham archives.

Italy, Spain, Hungary, Greece, Turkey:

  • 23 May to 30 June 2013. SUAVE 5, International Juried Textile Accesories Triennial, taking place from mid May until the end of June in Madrid. The Asociación de Creadores Textiles de Madrid, ACTM, is organizing SUAVE 5, an international juried exhibition of textile fashion complements.
    Asociación de Creadores Textiles de Madrid ,
    Apartado de Correos 14.060, E-28080 Madrid, Spain.
    Tel. +34 91 8010907 - 658 059627 - Fax 91 8010415 - -
  • 2nd March to 6 October 2013 Nello Splendore Mediceo - Papa Leone X e Firenze (Amid Medici) Splendour - Pope Leo X in Florence). Medici chapels. St. Lorenzo Church, Florence, Italy. Panel texts are bilingual Italian and English.
    614 page
    catalogue, all in Italian, edited by Nicoletta Baldini and Monica Bietti covers Giovanni de' Medici's entire life-span (Florence 1475 - Rome 1521). Review by Rosalia Bonito Fanelli.
  • Marialuisa Sponga: -
    - Venezia,
    1 June to 20 August: Beyond the mystical landscape, Isola di San Francesco del Deserto (55th Exhibition of Biennale di Venezia 2013)
    - Firenze,
    26 May to 14 July, Palazzo dei Vicari, Museo dei Ferri Taglienti, Scarperia, Firenze. Sul filo della lama: l'arte, il fuoco, la libertà della scelta a cura di Silvana Nota
    - Texas A & M University, Texas, USA,
    23 May to 18 August 2013, J.Wayne Stark Galleries, Beyond Comfort -

Russia, Poland:

  • 6 May to 3 November 2013 THE 14th INTERNATIONAL TRIENNIAL OF TAPESTRY, LODZ 2013
    at the Central Museum of Textiles in Lodz (282 Piotrkowska Str., PL-93034 Lodz, Poland). The choice of the
    participating artists is left to the group of advisers per country (published in the catalogue of the 13th Triennial, with minor
    changes). Direct application is not possible. If you want to take part you will have to find out who is responsible for your country. The Triennial secretariat is located at the Central Museum of Textiles.
  • Virtual exhibition, Costumes of Russian Emperors and Empresses from the Moscow Kremlin funds Virtual exhibition, Moscow Kremlin Museums
    The display is organized according to a chronological principle and presents precious items from the epoch of Peter the Great to the time of the last Emperor Nicholas II.
    The purpose of the project was to show the highlights of the Kremlin collection, especially the fashionable secular dresses in European and Russian styles, which were intended to be used during coronation ceremonies.

China, South Corea, Japan:

  • 11 September to 20 Oktober 2013 Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2013, Sangsang Maru Convention Hall, 1st Floor, Cheongju Cultural Industry Complex, 314 Sangdong-ro (Naeduck 2 dong 201-31), (ROK) Cheogju-Si, Chungcheongbuk-do, 361-828,
  • 19 September to 31 Oktober 2013 Hanghzou Triennale: Fiber Visions, China Academy of Art, Sculpture Dep., Studio for Fiber and Space Art, venue: Zhejiang Art Museum 138, Nan Shan Rd., TJ-310002 Hangzhou,

USA, Canada:

  • until 14 July 2013 Resplendent Dress from Southeastern Europe: A History in Layers Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA,
  • until 1 December 2013 All Dressed Up: Fashions for Children and Their Families. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia USA
  • 29 May to 13 October 2013 Ancestry and Artistry: Maya textiles from Guatemala, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto. Guatemala is well known for the richness of its indigenous Maya culture, and the Museum has examples of highly elaborate clothing and accessories from a variety of communities throughout the region. They will be displayed alongside material from international museum collections and contemporary artwork by Guatemalan artists.
  • 22 May to 16 November 2013. RetroSpective New York - The Museum at FIT Seventh Avenue at 27th Street New York, New York 10001-5992. Featuring more than 100 garments, accessories, and textiles from the Museum’s permanent collection, RetroSpective begins with a selection of fashions that references historical periods prior to the eighteenth century, including a 1981 gold lamé ensemble by Zandra Rhodes and a 1999 painted silk chiffon gown by Alexander McQueen for Givenchy Couture. Weitere Infos:
  • 9 May to 11 August 2013 PUNK : Chaos to Couture - The Metropolitan Museum of Art , The Metropolitan Museum of Art , 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028 , Info:
  • 26 February to 27 May 2013 Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity, The Metropolitan Museum of Art , The Metropolitan Museum of Art , 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028 , Info:
  • 19 April to 18 August 2013 Fiberart International 2013, Fiberart International, P.O. Box 5478, (USA) Pittsburgh PA 15206-0478 -
  • until 2 September 2013 Shine, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto. The exhibition features an array of exquisite traditional garments and accessories from the Museum’s permanent collections integrated with the work of contemporary artists.
  • until 9 February 2014 Raiment for Liturgy: Vestments in the Kent State University Collection. Kent State University Museum , USA.

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


  • 28 June 2013 RENAISSANCE ENCOUNTERS A Symposium in Honour of Professor Deborah Howard, Old Divinity School, St John’s College, University of Cambridge, Great Britain - Deadline for registration Monday 3 June 2013. For student discount rates and general enquiries, please contact: Francé Davies, Department Secretary. Department of History of Art 1-5 ; Scroope Terrace, Cambridge CB2 1PX - Email: -
    Tel: +44 (0) 1223 332975 - Fax: +44 (0) 1223 332960
  • 14 July to 26 July 2013 Textile Kultur Haslach, Textiles Zentrum Haslach, Steinmühle 4, A-4170 Haslach, Austria - (new layout of homepage !)
  • July 17 to 20, 2013 Lisbon - Colonial (Mis)understandings: Portugal and Europe in Global Perspective, 1450-1900 CHAM (Center for Overseas History) International Conference
    Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
    The Call for Panels closes on November 30, 2012. A Call for Papers will open on December 20, 2012.
    To learn more about the conference and propose a panel, please go to:
  • 6 to 14 August 2013 "Inspiration Kloster Lüne", Die "Heinz Friedrich Meyer-Stiftung zur Förderung der Webkunst" hat in das Kloster Lüne in Lüneburg eine Reihe namhafter deutscher Tapisseriekünstler eingeladen. In einer Woche intensiver Arbeit sowie künstlerischen Austauschs wird jeder Künstler ein neues Werk oder Werkstudien erstellen, das vom Kloster inspiriert ist oder konkret auf diese außergewöhnliche Umgebung Bezug nimmt.
    Geplant sind zu Beginn am 7. August und zum Abschluss am 13. August Vorträge zum Thema "Webkunst/Bildweberei/Tapisseriekunst" im Sommerremter des Klosters Lüne.
    Ein Schwerpunkt der Vorträge und Diskussionen wird auf den Themen „Webkunst/Bildweberei heute" und "Die Zukunft der Webkunst/Bildweberei" liegen.
    Sophia von Bodendike-Platz, D-21337 Lüneburg, Germany-
  • 10 to 17 August 2013 ICOM Costume Committee, Rio de Janeiro. meeting theme: "Presenting Costume: Spectacular and everyday", call for papers: If you would like to contribute a paper, please send an abstract (200 words) by June 1 to Committee Chair Katia Johansen ( For further inquiries please contact: - English Version:
  • 19 September to 31 October Hangzhou Triennale: Fiber Visions, China Academy of Art, Sculpture Dep., Studio for Fiber and Space Art, Tapestry-Inst. "Varbanov"
    218, Nan Shan Rd. - TJ-310002 Hangzhou - PR China
    tel: 86-1390/6509188 - - e-mail:
    Mr Prof. Shi Hui - tel: 86-1390/6509188 - 86-1366/6672728 - e-mail:
  • 30 September to 3 October 2013 The 25th General Assembly of the Centre International d'Etude des Textiles Anciens (CIETA), for members of Cieta, will be held in Lyon, France - - - www.cieta-textile org -
  • 4 to 6 October 2013 Shoe goes sustainable, Symposium Berlin, Technical University,
    Das netzwerk-mode-textil e.V. organisiert in Kooperation mit der Technischen Universität Berlin, Fachgebiet Arbeitslehre, Ökonomie und Nachhaltiger Konsum, ein eintägiges Symposium zum Thema Schuh. Die Fragestellungen hierzu sollen aus der Sicht der Materialforschung, des Handwerks, der Schuhindustrie, des Designs sowie der Kulturwissenschaft und Medizin erfolgen. Es ist geplant, die Beiträge zu publizieren. Konzeption, Organisation und Leitung: Dr. Josephine Barbe und S. Ophelia Beckmann.
    Deadline for abstracts: Bitte senden Sie Ihre Abstracts bis zum 30.06.2013 an Josephine Barbe - Weitere Infos:
  • 22 to 23 November 2013 Costume Colloquium IV: Colors in Fashion, Firenze, CALL FOR PAPER The Advisory Committee and organizers of the next Costume Colloquium IV are seeking new and unpublished papers for the 2014 conference. Deadline for sending the paper: July 1st, 2013 -
    Costume Colloquium is an international, interdisciplinary and inter-cultural bi-annual symposium which concentrate on historical dress, costume for performance and contemporary fashion.  The range of perspectives include art history, social history and textile conservation; designing costume for the performing arts and living history; as well as the use of historical dress as inspiration for contemporary fashion.Costume Colloquium I, II & III were promoted by the
    Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco® – Life Beyond Tourism® in collaboration with the Association Friends of the Costume Gallery.
  • 22 to 23 November 2013 L'appel à communication pour les prochaines Journées d'Etude Journées d'Etude AFET: Valeurs et réalités du Blanc : une facette de l'aventure textile, Musée du Quai Branly à Paris, Coordination scientifique : Claude COUPRY et Françoise COUSIN , Contacts :  ou - Les propositions sont à envoyer avant le 15 mai 2013 -
  • 12 Oktober to 01 December 2013 "Eros - 2013 miniartextil como" , 23rd edition of Miniartextil deadline of 20th April 2013. Send a CD of your artwork with an entry form with post-mark before that date. The participation is free and the standard of this event is high. Tel/fax: +39.031.305621, email: -


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

books and articles:

since January 2013:

  • Karen Stolleis, Der Kirchenschatz von St. Leonhard in Frankfurt, Goldschmiede- und Textilkunst 16. bis 20. Jahrhundert, 216 pages, 206 illustrations, 21 x 28 cm, in german, will be publishd in summer 2012, ISBN 978-3-7954-2515-9, Euro 49.95 -
    In der ehemaligen Stiftskirche St. Leonhard in Frankfurt hat sich ein reicher Schatz an liturgischen Geräten und Textilien erhalten, der hier erstmals in seiner Gesamtheit auf der Grundlage eingehender Quellenstudien publiziert wird. Daraus resultieren aufschlussreiche Erkenntnisse zur Frankfurter Stadtgeschichte.
    Der Bestand umfasst an die achtzig Gold- und Silberschmiedewerke und ebenso viele kostbare liturgische Gewänder, die zum Teil aus Hofkleidern des 18. Jh. entstanden sind. Die prachtvollsten Geräte und Paramente stammen aus der Karmeliterkirche, deren liturgische Ausstattung im frühen 19. Jh. von der Leonhardskirche übernommen wurde. Der Einführung in die Geschichte des Kirchenschatzes und in seine kunsthistorischen Besonderheiten schließt sich ein ausführlicher Katalog zu den liturgischen Geräten und Textilien an.

  • Nello Splendore Mediceo - Papa Leone X e Firenze (Amid Medici) Splendour - Pope Leo X in Florence)
    2nd March - 6th October 2013, Medici chapels. St. Lorenzo Church, Florence, Italy
    The imposing 614 page catalogue, all in Italian, edited by Nicoletta Baldini and Monica Bietti
    covers Giovanni de' Medici's entire life-span (Florence 1475 - Rome 1521). Essays and detailed catalogue entries have been contributed by numerous scholars.
    Review by Rosalia Bonito Fanelly in: the Medieval Dress and Textile Society, Volume 5, Issue 11, May 2013,

  • new Book Project: Passion Filz. There are no registration costs so we advise all quilters to have a look at the website Ellen Bakker has already produced two such books on Dutch felt and textile art. Contact:

  • Auf Tuchfühlung. 1000 Jahre Textilgeschichte in Ravensburg und am Bodensee,see review. 160 Seiten, in Deutsch, ISBN-10: 386764442X - ISBN-13: 978-3867644426 , Verlag: UVK Verlagsgesellschaft; Auflage: 1. Auflage (15. Mai 2013)
    Marc Spohr ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Museum Humpis-Quartier in Ravensburg und kuratiert die Ausstellung "Auf Tuchfühlung. 1000 Jahre Textilgeschichte in Ravensburg und am Bodensee".
    Ravensburg war über Jahrhunderte hinweg eine Textilstadt. Die Produktion von Leinwand und dem Baumwollmischgewebe Barchent brachten der Stadt und der gesamten Region Bodensee-Oberschwaben im Spätmittelalter Reichtum. - Das Gebiet vom Schwarzwald bis zum Lech und von der Schwäbischen Alb bis über den Bodensee nach St. Gallen war im Spätmittelalter eines der wichtigsten Textilreviere Europas. Mit den städtischen Zentren St. Gallen, Konstanz, Ravensburg, Biberach, Ulm und Augsburg bildete die Region ein geschlossenes Wirtschaftsgebiet. In den Städten und auf dem Land schossen tagein tagaus die Webschiffchen durch die Webstühle. Die gesamte ummauerte Reichsstadt Ravensburg war mit Orten, Institutionen und Menschen besiedelt, die Textilien produzierten, veredelten und verkauften. Ihre Erzeugnisse wurden von den süddeutschen Handelsgesellschaften nach ganz Europa exportiert. - Durch den Dreißigjährigen Krieg und die Entstehung neuer Textilreviere verlor Ravensburg während der frühen Neuzeit an Bedeutung. Die Stadt nahm nur noch eine Zulieferfunktion für die aufstrebende St. Galler Textilwirtschaft ein, die sie mit Garn und Arbeitskräften für die Stickerei versorgte. - Während des 19. Jahrhunderts erlebte die Textilwirtschaft in Süddeutschland eine Renaissance. Sie wurde zum Leitsektor der frühen Industrialisierung. In Ravensburg entstanden mechanisierte Webereien, Spinnereien und Stickereien. Durch die Globalisierung fand die Textilproduktion im 20. Jahrhundert ein jähes Ende und die Tradition Ravensburgs als Textilstandort wurde endgültig begraben.

  • Auf Tuchfühlung, 700 Jahre textile Vielfalt am Niederrhein, 2012, in deutsch und niederländisch, Karin Thönnissen, Mitherausgeberin, ISBN 978-3-924380-87-8 Euro 25.00
  • Textile Society of America Proceedings from the 2012 TSA Biennial Symposium, Textiles and Politics held in Washington, D.C., are now available through the University of Nebraska – Lincoln'sDigital Commons.  This is the free and open access archive of the UN-L Libraries.
    The submitted manuscripts from the 13th Biennial Symposium are searchable through the UN-L Digital site as well as through Google or Google Scholar. It may be useful to add the keywords TSA, Textile Society of America and/ or proceedings to your search terms.
    Providing open access to our Proceedings furthers TSA's mandate to exchange and disseminate information about textiles worldwide. For further information, visit 

  • Les Dessous de l’Isère. Une histoire de la lingerie féminine / The underwear of Isère. A story of women’s lingerie Édition Libel (Lyon, France), 144 pages, 150 illustrations (coloured and black and white) ISBN: 978-2-917659-29-8 -
    This publication accompanies the temporary exhibition „Les Dessous de l’Isère“ at the Musée dauphinois, Grenoble (France),
    open until 30 June 2014.

  • Papal Red, by Bernard Berthod, in: In Between, Culture of Dress between East and West, ICOM Costume Committee papers from the 2011 Belgrade Conference, published by the Ethnographic Museum, Belgrade, 2012, ISBN 978-86-7891-061-6, 266 pages paperback with colour photographs.

  • Un cadeau encombrant, le stucco et le berrettone offerts par les papes by Bernard Berthod, in Brusselse Cahiers Bruxellois, Revue d’histoire urbaine, XLIV 2012, with some comments on papal footwear.

  • Med kant av guld och silver, by Lena Dahrén en studie av knypplade bårder och udder av metal 1550-1640 Uppsala Universitet 2010, 271 page paperback ISBN 978-91-628-8196-2, in Swedish with 5 page English summary, bobbin-made gold and silver edgings, with many useful colour photographs of costume for this period.

  • Reiz & Scham, Kleider, Körper & Dessous 150 Jahre zwischen Anstand und Erotik, Begleit Katalog zu: Ausstellung, Hg. Staatliches Textil- und Industriemuseum Augsburg, LVR-Industriemseum, Augsburg, März 2011, 88 p. - Ausstellung 20. April - 7. Juli: Chemnitz, Sächsisches Industriemuseum


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