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

Nr 49
Januay 2014

Rheinfelden, January 31th, 2014

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:

  • Forthcoming exhibition :  Opus Anglicanum at the V&A
    The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is planning to hold a major exhibition on English medieval embroidery, 
    Opus Anglicanum, in Autumn  2016. It will have been more than 50 years since the outstanding  exhibition
     on this subject curated by Donald King and held at the V&A in 1963.
    The exhibition aims to bring together a significant number of the  surviving examples from this exceptional period 
    in England’s artistic  production,  both to celebrate their exquisite craftsmanship and to explore further the world 
    in which the works were created. It will be  organised both chronologically and thematically, and will raise a
    number of wider questions about artistic production in England in this period.
    The majority of the exhibition will consist of embroideries from the  period 1100-1500, and it will also include 
    illuminated manuscripts, panel paintings, sculpture and goldsmiths’ work. While up to half of  the exhibits are likely 
    to be from the V&A’s own collection, we are hoping to secure major loans of some of the highly important examples
    of  Opus Anglicanum in international collections.
    For further information please contact Clare Browne
    Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Sammlungszentrum / Collection Center
    Lindenmoosstrasse 1, CH - 8910 Affoltern a. Albis, Tel. : (+41) 44 762 13 13
    The Collection Centre is a vision turned into reality: the assembly under one roof of the Swiss National Museum's various collections, 
    together with the conservators' workshops and the laboratory for conservation research as well as storage management, lending, 
    object registration and the photo workshop. A library, a seminar room and workplaces for scholars and guests of the Swiss National
    Museum and other institutions are also available.
  • New curator of Swiss National Museum, Zurich, Switzerland: Dr. Anna Lisa Galizia
  • LA DAME A LA LICORNE This famous tapestry series of  six tapestries has undergone  a conservation in order to take away dust, 
    to diminish the weight of the tapestries on display and to reduce the amount of light. 
    Since 19 December they can be seen again at the Musée de Cluny in Paris, (Musée National du Moyen-Age, 6 place Paul 
    Painlevé, F-75005 Paris). 
  • New Website by the collectors Josiane and Daniel Fruman: Plaisir Textiles:
    Daniel Fruman writes: I finally decided to create a site for our collections of textiles. 
    The address is

see the websites of:


  • 21 to 23 March 2014 h+h Cologne - textile craft fair - - KölnMesse, Messe- und Ausstrellungs-GmbH, Messeplatz 1, D-50679 Köln, Germany
  • 12 to 13 April 2014 - Messe Kreativ: Atelier Stidl, Reichenhallerstr. 66, D-8339 Freilassing, Germany, Forum für zeitgenössisches Kunsthandwerk
  • 7 to 9 June 2014 - Weavers Market “Au fil des contes et légendes”, Fils et Métiers, Château Communal, F-24360 Varaignes -


  • Textilmuseum St.Gallen Switzerland, Lounge of Textilmuseum:
    - 6.15 pm to 8 pm, public lecture with Prof. Dr. Ulrike Landfester - Haut. Hülle, Membran, Schreibmaterial.
    Thursdays 20, 27 February 2014, 6, 20, 27 March 2014
  • MODE THEMA MODE Vortragsreihe - Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
    Sammlung Modebild - Lipperheidesche Kostümbibliothek
    Information: Tel. 030/266 - 42 30 40 - Information and Abstracts
    Wednesday 5 February 2014, 6 pm HIDDEN TREASURES - The Emilio Pucci Archive seen through the European(a) Fashion lense
    Referentin: Alessandra Arezzi Boza, Florenz
    Ort: Vortragssaal am Kulturforum, Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin
    Kosten: keine
    Informationen unter:

other events :

  • The European Fashion Portal became available to the public for the first time on 13 Dec. 2013. It allows everyone to discover hundreds of thousands of fashion items from 19 leading European fashion and costume institutions in one single website with a blog. Users are asked to help improve this portal by sending their feedback!
    The Europeana
    Fashion Project has started in March 2012 and will end in February 2015.
  • 15 to 24 February 2014 Colours of nature an event on Natural Dyes, SUTRA, 7/1 Queens Park, Flat No 2B, IND-700019 Kolkata
  • 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.
    For further details and registration information, please visit:
    Michele A. Hardy, PhD, External Relations Director , Textile Society of America
  • 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:


  • May 24 - June 5, 2014 - The textile society of America is pleased to announce:
    2014 Study Tour:
    Textiles of Laos and Cambodia, Traditions and Transitions,
    with Dr. Mary Littrell,
    This small-group tour, specially organized for the Textile Society of America, will involve ten days of exploring the vibrant textile traditions of Laos and Cambodia in cultural context—past and present. Laos and Cambodia have been producing exquisite silk textiles for millennia, and continue to respond creatively to demands in the 21st century. This tour will explore these rich historic traditions through hands-on and village-based experiences, as well as engage with visionary artisans and NGO’s working to revive techniques and create for new audiences.
    Highlights include workshops with some of Laos’ finest weavers and dyers, exclusive sunrise visits to Siem Riep (Angkor Wat)  and a two-day river trip to artisan villages.
    Registration will open mid-November, 2013.  Further details can be found at -
    For the latest news and developments, subscribe to
    TSA eNews - Michele A. Hardy, PhD TSA External Relations Director
  • 15 - 21 September 2014 - Tour Vienna-Budapest 2014, TKF - Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Textil-Kunst-Forschung, c/o Peter Bichler, Harlanderstr. 35, A-3100 St. Pölten -

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

forthcoming exhibitions:

  • 17 February to 30 March 2014. Tracing the blue print, Museum in the Park, Stratford Park, (UK) Stroud GL5 4AF
  • 4 February to 2 March 2014. Patterns of Magnificence. Tradition and Reinvention in Greek Women’s Costume, Hellenic Centre, London , This exhibition brings together over forty superb originals from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century, many of which will be on display in London for the first time. The exhibition will also illustrate the interplay of native tradition and western aesthetic by displaying the court dress of the first queen of the independent Greek state, Amalia of Oldenburg and that of her successor at the end of the nineteenth century, Olga, the Russian-born consort of George I. - -
  • 16 February to 18 May 2014. Asia - Europe II / Fibre Arts, Deutsches Textilmuseum Krefeld, Andreasmarkt 8, D-47809 Krefeld;
  • 1 March to 31 March 2014. stickstich 014, Verein Vogtländische Textilgeschichte Plauen e.V., Obstgartenweg 1, D-08529 Plauen -
  • 23 March to 31 December 2014. Fleur de cerisier & edelweiss – l´exotique s´importe, Museum of textiles St. Gallen A l´occasion du 150e anniversaire des relations diplomatiques entre le Japon et la Suisse, le Musée du textile de St Gall présente l´exposition « Fleur de cerisier & edelweiss – l´exotique s´importe » consacrée à l´influence exercée par l´Asie sur la production textile suisse.
  • 6 April to 27 July 2014. Quilts and Color The Pilgrim/Roy Collection, Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibition
    features 60 distinctive quilts from the renowned collection and is the first to explore how, over five decades, trained artists Paul Pilgrim and Gerald Roy searched out and collected quilts with bold, eye-popping designs that echoed the work of mid-20th century Abstract Expressionist and Op Artists.
  • 27 April to 17 August 2014. Konzepte in Stoff. 22 Textile Positionen, - textile Art (Quiltkunst e.V.) LWL-Industriemuseum, TextilWerk Bocholt, Uhlandstr. 50, D-46397 Bocholt, Germany
  • May 2014 to October 2015. German Hosiery Dynasties – Entrepreneurs, Strategies, Fashions. tim - State Textile and Industry Museum Augsburg. About the industry behind the production of delicate nylon stockings and comfortable socks: Who are the entrepreneurs who have defined the German hosiery industry? What were the working conditions like for labourers in this sector? What are the secret codes of aesthetic, seductive advertising? What fascinating technology is behind the production of stitches? The Exhibition in the State Textile and Industry Museum Augsburg (tim) tells the eventful story of Germany's greatest hosiery dynasties.
  • 22 June to 14 December 2014. Das Föhr Reef und andere gehäkelte Phänomene, Deutsches Textilmuseum, Andreasmarkt 8, D-47809 Krefeld Germany,
  • 1 July to 23 August. ATA: Small format tapestry 2014 ‘Untitled tapestry’, American Tapestry Alliance (ATA), P.O. Box 28600, (USA) San Jose, CA 95159-8600;
  • 23 August to 16 November 2014 Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Today is Tomorrow, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aargauerplatz, CH-5001 Aarau, Switzerland, -
  • 13 September 2014 to 4 January 2015. TSA’s exhibition will coincide with TSA's 14th Biennial Symposium. At Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future
    he application process is open to those whose practice draws on textile materials, techniques, or knowledge, widely defined.  Applicants must be TSA members, as is true for all symposium presenters, but anyone is welcome to join TSA at the time of application. For further information and submission forms, visit deadline: 1 January 2014
  • 10 October to 22 Nevember 2014. Kunsthandwerkerinnen heute - female craftmakers today - Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein e.V., Galerie für angewandte Kunst, Pacellistr. 6-8, D-80333 München -
  • Autumn 2016. Opus Anglicum, English medieval embroidery, Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, (UK) London SW7 2RL

current Exhibitions:

  • 13 December 2013 to 13 April 2014. Baldachine der Göttin. Textile Malerei aus Gudjarat, Indien, Painted textiles from Gujarat. Museum Rietberg, Gablerstr.15, CH-8002 Zürich -
  • 29 November 2013 to 2 March 2014. Héros antiques, La tapisserie flamande face à l'archéologie, Musée Rath, Suisse, Musée d’art et d’histoire de Genève, Rue Charles-Galland 2, 1206 Genève, Bus 1–3–5–7–8–36; tram 12
    Ouvert de 11h à 18h, fermé le lundi - T +41 (0)22 418 26 00, F +41 (0)22 418 26 01 - mah(at)
    Musée Rath, Place Neuve, CH - 1204 Genève, T+41 (0)22 418 33 40 -
    The Fondation Toms Pauli and the Musée d’art et d’histoire de Genève have brought together a magnificent ensemble of Flemish tapestries which illustrate the great heroes of Ancient Rome. These seventeenth-century tapestries, woven in the leading Brussels workshops of the time, take us into the century of Louis XIV and its fascination with political and military virtue as exemplified in the heroic deeds of Alexander, Constantine and Scipio.
    E-mail : -
  • 16 October 2013 to 19 March 2014. Scherenschnitte. Papiers découpés. Silhouette. Paper cuts, Forum of Swiss History Schwyz, Hofmatt, Zeughausstr. 5, CH-6431 Schwyz -
  • 6 September 2013 to 1 April 2014. Tattoo, Gewerbemuseum Winterthur, Departement Kulturelles und Dienste, Kirchplatz 14, CH-8400 Winterthur Switzerland


  • 11 October 2013 to 9 February 2014. Decorum, Tapis et tapisseries d'artistes - Le Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris met l’art textile en lumière avec l'exposition Decorum qui présente plus d’une centaine de tapis et de tapisseries signés par des artistes modernes (Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso) et contemporains (Dewar & Gicquel, Vidya Gastaldon). -
    MUSEE D'ART MODERNE DE LA VILLE DE PARIS, 11 avenue du Président Wilson - 75116 Pari, Tél : 01 53 67 40 00 -
  • 1 October to 28 February 2014. Antinoé, à la vie, à la mode. Visions d’élégance dans les solitudes. Designated as Exhibition of National Interest 2013, with catalogue, musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs, 34 rue de la Charité, F – 69002 Lyon Tel.: (+33) 4 7838 4200 -
  • 6 October 2013 to 18 May 2014. ‘Lace tracks’ a.o. Hannah White, Cité internatonale de la dentelle et de la mode de Calais, 135, Quai du Commerce, F-62100 Calais, France -
  • until 12 October 2014. Folie Textile. Mode et décoration sous le Second Empire. Musée de l'Impression sur Etoffes, Mulhouse - Le Second Empire (1852-1870) est une période faste dans le domaine du textile, tant pour l’habillement que pour la décoration intérieure.
  • until 12 October 2014 Promenade parisienne - Le Musée de l'Impression sur Etoffes, Mulhouse en collaboration avec le Conservatoire de la Maison Hermès et le Musée privé Emile Hermès. La période du Second Empire ouvre en France une ère de prospérité et de transformations dans de nombreux domaines. A cette occasion, nous avons invité la maison Hermès à nous accompagner. Exceptionnellement, elle a accepté d’ouvrir son Musée Privé du 24 Faubourg Saint Honoré.
    Rassemblée par Emile Hermès (1871-1951), la collection regroupe de nombreux objets Second Empire consacrés au cheval et au voyage. En 1837, Thierry Hermès, né à Krefeld en Allemagne, ouvre un atelier de bourrelier et de sellier, rue Basse-du-Rempart, près de l'église de la Madeleine, à Paris.

Germany, Saarland, Austria:

  • 25 January to 22 February 2014 "The art of knitting" at Handwerksform Hannover. The closing date for applications is 16th of September 2013 (date of postmark is valid). deadline: 16.9.13
    Hannover, Berliner Allee 17, D-30175 Hannover
  • until 2 February 2014. GLAM! The Performance of Style
    Music, Fashion, Art - Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz.
    Glam originated in Great Britain in the early 70s, importing opulence, glamour and extravagance as forms of expression to the most diverse genres of art.
  • 14 December 2013 to 16 March 2014. Roter Faden: Annie Fischer, im Tuchmachermuseum Bramsche, Mühlenort 6, D-49565, Germany
  • 17 November 2013 to 16 February 2014. To Open Eyes - Kunst und Textil vom Bauhaus bis heute, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Artur-Ladebeck-Straße 5, D-33602 Bielefeld -
  • 13 November 2013 to 24 February 2014. Parade Textilles for August the Strong, dating from 1697 and 1719, The originals and their thread-by-thread replicas for the Residenzschloss. Special Exhibition of the Rüstkammer, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. Grünes Gewölbe Sponselraum - entrance Sophienstrasse and Schlossstrasse. Info: Tel. +49 (0)351- 49 14 20 00 -
  • 3 November 2013 to 26 January 2014. Fastentuch modern - prämierte Entwürfe des Ars Liturgica-Wettbewerbs 2012, church textiles - Deutsches Textilmuseum Krefeld, Andreasmarkt 8, D-47809 Krefeld -
  • 9 October 2013 to 12 October 2014. Pae White - Orllegro, jacquard tapestry - MAK Museum für angewandte Kunst, Stubenring 5, A-1010 Wien -
  • 12 October 2013 to 2 March 2014. Matrix - Textiles in modern and contemporary art, with catalogue, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Hollerplatz 1, D – 38440 Wolfsburg, Germany
    Tel.: (+49) 5361 26690
    Circa 200 works by 80 artists are exhibited as well as 60 further anonymous artists whose names have not been preserved, among them major paintings by Gustav Klimt, Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and Jackson Pollock. But artifacts whose creators’ remain nameless can also be viewed in the circa 2700 square meters large exhibition space, for example a pre-Columbian textile fragment from the collection of Anni Albers. -
  • 20 October 2013 to 30 March 2014. Kettgemusterte Stoffe des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts, warp-patterned fabrics - Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Prinzregentenstr. 3, D-80538 München -
  • 10 November 2013 to 9 February 2014. Konzepte in Stoff. 22 Textile Positionen - textile art (Quiltkunst e.V.), Textilmuseum Max Berk, im Kurpfälzischen Museum der Stadt Heidelberg, Brahmsstr. 8, D-69118 Heidelberg-Ziegelhausen, Germany
  • until 1st June 2014 Inside Out. Insights into Fashion Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg. About fashion which has first and foremost the character of a performance and is not always wearable. With some 55 models by iconic designers such as Rei Kawakubo, Martin Margiela, Alba d’Urbano or Iris van Herpen and video clips, the exhibition directs the observer to fashion which turns garments inside out and breaks up their surfaces.
  • 23 May to 24 August 2014. 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.


  • 31 January to 17 May 2014. Artists Textile Picasso to Warhol, Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, (UK) London SE1 3XF
  • 22 January to 23 April 2014. Wanderlust - Tapestries by Jilly Edwards, The Harley Gallery, Welbeck, (UK) Worksop, Notts S80 3LW
  • 1 September 2013 to 11 May 2014. Henry Poole & Co. Founder of Savile Row, the Art of Bespoke Tailoring and Wool Cloth, The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County DurhamDL128NP - County Durham situated in the heart of the Pennines in North East England. -

Netherlands, Belgium:

  • 19 December 2013 to 13 February 2014. The AaBe company was founded in 1929 by Adolf van den Bergh, and the former Fatimastraat factory can still be seen today. In the exhibition, six themes are brought to light:
    the historical context, AaBe 1929 – 2006, woollen blankets and more…, the social climate, marketing, and the AaBe mill today. TextielMuseum, Goirkestraat 96, 5046 GN Tilburg, Netherlands
  • until 2 March 2014. Seventies. Chacun ses audaces - Musée du Costume et de la Dentelle Les années 70, ce sont les influences hippies, la télévision en couleur, le disco et ses paillettes, l’émancipation des femmes qui gagnent leur indépendance financière et une maîtrise de leur corps.
  • 1 October 2013 to 2 March 2014. Paris! Paris! Museum of Bags and Purses Herengracht 573 1017 CD Amsterdam The Netherlands -
    The exhibition will show advertising fans from Paris fron 1900 - 1940. Collector Hans van Emmerik will loan the museum a part of his collection of fans. The fans were used as advertisement material by restaurants, theatres, (champagne) brands and department stores.
  • 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,
  • 26 October to 26 January 2014 Marialuisa Sponga invites to the VII° BIENNALE D’ARTE TESSILE where she shows a work of art at Museum MIAT of Gent, Belgium - Minnemeers 9, 9000 Gent, Belgium - - - -
  • 21 November 2013 to 18 May 2014 Ramayana - Indian Miniature Art from the National Museum, New Delhi, Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis, Wandtapijten en Textiel, Jubelpark/Parc du Cinquantenaire 10, B-1000 Brussels -


  • until 31 August 2014. Stripes, rhythm, direction. A tour of all things striped, Nordiska Museet, Stockholm. Stripes, rhythm, direction is an exhibition in two parts. In the big hall, you will see both everyday stripes and more exclusive stripes, new and old stripes, lengthwise and crosswise stripes, stripes from lots of different perspectives. The adjacent gallery is presenting a display of several hundred striped objects from Nordiska museet collections dating back to the 18th century.
  • Italy:


    • 17 December to March 2014 The Hidden World Of Balkan Women, Women's outerwear in the late 19th and the 20th century in the Collections of the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade and the National Museum in Sarajevo, Ethnographic Museum, Belgrade, The development of garment in the territories of the Ottoman Empire and the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, the manner in which the outerwear was adopted by urban Christian populations of the central Balkan area, and a discussion of a small number of items of garment in the collections in their broader cultural and historical context, are the themes studied in detail by the authors of the exhibition.


    • until 2 March 2014 Edward Steichen and Art Deco Fashion , National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne ,
    • until 18 May 2014 Textiles of Michael O'Connell
      National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. This NGV Collection focus showcases the vibrant print designs of British-born textile artist Michael O'Connell who lived and worked in Melbourne from 1921-1937.

    USA, Mexico:  

    • 1 June 2013 to 2 March 2014. Nomadic Legacy. Tent and Textiles from Central Asia and Iran, Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of New Mexico, Camino Leijo off Old Santa Fe Trail, (USA) Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 -
    • 28 June 2013 to 16 March 2014. Pretty Pleats - Kent State University Museum, 515 Hilltop Drive (corner of E. Main and S. Lincoln Streets) , Kent, Ohio 44242-0001 - USA - This exhibition highlights many of the countless variations of pleating. The pieces on exhibit span more than two hundred years of fashion history and are organized by type of pleat and technique rather than chronologically or geographically.
    • open since 12 February. A Century of Cotton: Selections from "The Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection", 1800-1900 The FIDM Museum & Galleries, 919 South Grand Avenue, Suite 250, USA – Los Angeles, CA 90015 Tel.: (+1) 213 623 5821 -
    • 3 May 2013 to 2 March 2014. Majestic African Textiles , Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, -Indianapolis, IN 46208-3326 Tel.: (+01) 317 923 1331 -
      A spectacular array of royal and prestige cloths, masking and ritual garments, and superbly beaded and embellished objects. Featuring more than 60 pieces drawn from the IMA’s collection and augmented with a few loans, the show highlights a significant and diverse group of richly patterned and elaborately decorated textiles from North and sub-Saharan Africa.
    • 7 June 2013 to 19 April 2014. Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s, Museum at FIT, Seventh Ave. at 27th St., (USA) New York, NY 10001-5992;
    • until 9 February 2014. Rayment for Liturgy. Vestments in the Kent State University Collection The Kent State University Museum, P.O. Box 5190, Rockwell Hall, USA – Kent, Ohio 44242-0001 Tel.: (+1) 330 672 3450 -
    • until 26 May 2014. Think Pink, Boston Museum of Fine Arts,
      The fascinating exhibition “Think Pink” explores the history and changing meanings of the color as its popularity ebbed and flowed in fashion and visual culture from the 18th century to the present day.
    • until 26 May 2014. Threads of Feeling: The London Foundling Hospital’s Textile Tokens, 1740 – 1770 Colonial Williamsburg (Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum),
      When mothers left babies at London’s Foundling Hospital in the mid-18th century, the Hospital often retained a small token as a means of identification, usually a piece of fabric. Each scrap of material reflects the life of a single infant and that of its absent parent.
    • until 3 August 2014. Design Motifs in Byzantine Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York . Many of the motifs - among them birds, beasts, and humans; personifications of the seasons; members of the retinue of the wine god Dionysos; and vine scrolls — originated in classical and pharaonic art, with Christian crosses added in the Byzantine era. Often called Coptic textiles and once thought to have been exclusively Egyptian, these textiles are now recognized as exemplars of motifs popular throughout the Byzantine world.
    • until 31 August 2014. Shifting Paradigms: Fashion and Technology Kent State University Museum, Kent. The exhibition addresses pioneering applications of technology that will effect the future of personal expression, image and clothing, and illustrates how designers are creatively addressing technology in a wide variety of forms.

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


    • 14 to 16 March 2014. Nordic Design Meeting, N.T. A Nordic Design Art, Sodergarden, S-51264 Holsjunga, Sweden.
    • 27 to 28 March 2014. Textiles and Inventories during the late Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period, MAK-Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, Stubenring 5, A-1010 Wien, -,Tel : +43 - 1 711360
      The workshop is co-organized by the MAK and the Institute of Economic and Social History of the University of Vienna. To enrol and for further information please contact:
      Dr. Barbara Karl, Curator, MAK Collection of Textiles and Carpets, Stubenring 5, A-1010 Wien,
      ( - and/or Prof.Dr. Thomas Ertl, University of Vienna, Institute of Economic and Social Histroy, Dr.Karl-Lueger-Ring 1, A-1010 Wiern
    • 10 to 12 April 2014. Klöppelspitzen-Kongress, Thema: “Tür und Tor”, in Hattingen, Germany (Lace congress ‘Opening the Door’) Deutscher Klöppelverband e.V., Schloss Zweibrüggen, D-52531 Übach-Palenberg; Deadline 31 January 2014
    • 20 to 24 May 2014. NESAT XII - North European Symposium for Archeological Textiles: Hallstatt 2014 at Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Prähistorische Abteilung, Burgring 7, A-1010 Wien - Tel +43 1 521 770 - - - deadline of registration 15 february 2014
    • 18 to 20 July 2014. 16th World Lace Congress, Adelaide 2014, Organisation Internationale de la Dentelle au Fuseau et à l’Aiguille (OIDFA), c/o Louise Senécal, 129, rue Perron, C.P. 1081, (CDN) Quebec J3N 1H5; University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, deadline of registration 1 March 2014
    • 7 to 13 September 2014. ICOME Costume annual meeting: Greece, theme: Dress and Politics, organizers: Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation and Hellenic Costume Society, Call for paper's deadline: March 31, 20, Open for registration: May 1- June 30, 2014. Website (operating from mid December), Contact: Dr Elia Petridou, email:
    • 10 to 14 September 2014. 14th Biennial Symposium: New Directions: Examing the Past, Creating the Future, Textile Society of America, P.O. Box 193, (USA) Middletown, DE 19709; -
    • 13 September 2014 to 4 January 2015. TSA’s 14th Biennial Symposium, New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future The application process is open to those whose practice draws on textile materials, techniques, or knowledge, widely defined.  Applicants must be TSA members, as is true for all symposium presenters, but anyone is welcome to join TSA at the time of application.  Submission Deadline: January 1, 2014 - For further information and submission forms, visit
    • 17 to 20 September 2014. Textile Räume - Seide im höfischen Interieur des 18. Jahrhunderts, Tagung in Potsdam - Info:
      Wir bitten um Themenvorschläge mit Titel und kurzer Beschreibung
      bis 30. Januar 2014 an
    • 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 

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

    books and articles:
    since January 2014

    • Kettenstich und andere Stickereien, eine Sammlung von Stickereibeispielen, die Fritz Iklé in den Jahren 1931 - 1933 für Adolf Jenny-Trümpy zusammenstellte, bearbeitet von Anne Wanner-JeanRichard, Edition Comptoir-Blätter Nr. 7, 2013, in deutsch, 48 Seiten, 96 meist farbige Abbildungen. Verkaufspreis: CHF 20.00,
      Bezugadresse: Fabrikladen „Baumwollblüte“, Fabrikstrasse 5, CH-8755 Ennenda, Tel:+41 (0)55 640 26 71
      und: Textilmuseum St.Gallen -
    • Der Wandbehang mit der Ansicht von Bischofszell, by Margret Ribbert, (Basler Kostbarkeiten 34, hg. von Baumann & Cie, Banquiers), Basel 2013, 62 pages, in german language. CHF 6.00
      Historisches Museum Basel, Direktion & Verwaltung, Steinenberg 4, CH - 4051 Basel
      T +41 (0)61 205 86 00, Info-T +41 (0)61 205 86 02, F +41 (0)61 205 86 01,
    • Jean-Jacques Rousseau in tableaux brodés svizzeri di epoca neoclassica, by Silvia Mazzoleni, 2013, 208 pages in italien with french explanations, 33 plates in full colour, catalogue with black and white photos, Euro 30.00, édition Pagine d'Arte, Tesserete, Svizzera, - Tel: 091 930 08 83 - Fax: 091 930 08 84 - ISBN 978-88-96529-56-0
    • Odyssée aux confins de l'indiennage - de la cuisine des couleurs au négoce, Texte de Maurice Evard, Préface de Jean Berthoud, 2013, ISBN 9782-940239-20-7, Editions de la Chatière, prix: CHF 130.-. L’ouvrage, au format 24 x 30 cm comprend 224 pages et plus de 450 illustrations.
      Il faut être très reconnaissant à Maurice Evard et à Bernard Muller de poursuivre la publication des plus récentes recherches sur l’industrie des toiles peintes, les « indiennes » en pays neuchâtelois. En effet cette toute première «industrie» au sens quasi moderne du terme est une véritable rareté dans le paysage économique et social européen de la seconde moitié du XVIIIe siècle. Ainsi que le relevait le professeur Jean-François Bergier dans son «Histoire économique de la Suisse», la région de Neuchâtel a accueilli à cette époque les premières concentrations de capitaux et de travail sous forme de véritables usines, préfigurant la révolution industrielle du siècle suivant. Le savoir-faire et les capitaux nécessaires à ce développement provenaient d’«immigrés», il est bon de s’en rappeler. Le succès fut fulgurant (ainsi qu’en attestent les demeures des propriétaires de ces sociétés, par exemple celles ornant le faubourg de l’Hôpital à Neuchâtel, des Pourtalès, Coulon, Carbonnier).
    • The Dutch has launched a new series: Studies in Textile !
      After 50 years of publishing the proceedings of its symposium papers, the so-called “yearbook”, the has started a collaboration with the editors of the foundation “Textielhistorische Bijdragen”. Over more than 50 years both foundations share a history on providing a disciplines: conservation and restoration, (art) historical and physical scientific research, anthropology and material culture, fashion, art, craft and design, technology and industry, education and cultural heritage; and anyone with a special interest in textiles.
      Studies in Texile 1 is the first joint publication including the papers of speakers at the semi-annual symposia and related articles on the topics of these symposia. For more information please do check our website: -
      Studies in Textiel 1 - 9789082128802 - € 20,-
    • «Mémoire de soi(e) Ou itinéraire d’un enfant gâté...» PAR M. JACQUES VALETTE
      Jacques Valette, ancien directeur des Soieries Beaux Valette, vous fera partager ses anecdotes et son parcours de soyeux lyonnais avec émotion au cours de la dédicace de son livre. Un ouvrage relatant avec humour et franchise son expérience, ses voyages et les portraits des gens qu’il a rencontrés au sein des Etablissements Beaux Valette. Fondée en 1930 à Lyon, l’entreprise familiale, réputée pour sa capacité de création, la qualité de mise en œuvre de la fabrication de ses étoffes et ses efforts commerciaux vers l’international répond aux exigences de la haute couture, une épopée qui se terminera en 1994.


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