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TF 1/2005 Textiles in Turkey

English edition

Title: Long-sleeved kaftan with large pomegranate motifs, 16th century; Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul

TF: 56 pages, 24 high quality colour pages, A4-format
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Brief notes (p. 4)
TF Regional (pp. 5-7)
Reports (pp. 9-15)
Preview (pp. 15-19)
MAIN TOPIC (pp. 20-43)
Calendar (ETN Database!)
Ads (pp. 46-47, 49-53)


Brief notes


Colour codes against product piracy

Collection of new and innovative materials and processes
Material ConneXion

"Figura" - a perfect fit guarantee, individual fashion manikin
Human Solutions

The full-size Slovenian Ethnographical Museum

Information on textile education at schools
Declaration of Berne


TF Regional (A, CH, D)


Exhibition "Thin Air in Your Private Sky" by Daniela Zimmermann
Art Association in Glarus/CH (www.kunsthausglarus.ch)

"Handwoven Look", diploma thesis by Anna Gerle

Exhibition of different parament workshops in Marburg/D
Institute for Church Construction and Ecclesiastical Art

Rosemarie Ott: Textile art in the cloth factory

Textile Group 2002, exhibition in Senden/D


20th Kukate Whitsun Fair
Werkhof Kukate

16th Dreieich Textile Market

"Handarbeit & Hobby" Fair

Grassi Fair 2005

3. Kilim Symposium in Nienburg/D

"Basketry" competition in Switzerland
Association "Kulturmühle"

"The Handbag" competition
Crafts Museum Deggendorf

International Quilt Competition in Osnabrück/D

Bobbin Lace Contest
German Bobbin Lace Association

Summer Academy of the Embroiderers`Guild
German Embroiderers`Guild

Congress for Handweavers

Announcement by the Krefeld Textile Museum

"Yves Saint Laurent", exhibition in Frankfurt/M.
Museum of Applied Art

Special activities in Schalkenmehren/D

New Textile Gallery "Textilaltro"


Inge Götze, Work 1964 - 2004, in Halle/Saale

Hildegard Braatz is exhibiting at the gallery Quilt Star inFreiburg/D

Inge Flierl, Tapestries - exhibition in Forst/D

The German Silk Art Association has announced two events.

"Dressed up" - an exhibition in Hamburg
Galerie Craft2eu




Danish Textile Art at SOFA 2004 in Chicago, report by Jette Hartvig

The 2004 Japanese Textile Contest
Ichinomiya Fashion Design Centre


The 8th World Meeting of Felt Art in Hungary, report by Inge Evers


Andean Textiles, report by Karen Lizárrages

From Lausanne to Beijing: 3rd International Textile Art Biennial in Shanghai


Siberian Carpets, an exhibition in Moscow; report by Anna Netcheporuk

The exhibition "Decorative Art" in Moscow, report by Anna Netcheporuk

The 2004 Gwand Awards


A Flying Visit to Heimtextil 2005, report by Beatrijs Sterk




Textile Forum magazine is known for its complete quarterly calendar. For the second quarter of 2005, 138 current exhibitions are listed, 31 specialized meetings respectively further educational opportunities and 14 competitions.The special pages for Germany, Austria and Switzerland have a calendar of more than 67 additional exhibitions, meetings/courses, competitions and fairs/markets.
(Up-to-date event overview see Calendar/ETN Database)



11th International Lace Biennial, now in Heidelberg

The exhibition "Shimmering Silk and Gold (Bagliori di seta e oro)"
Textile Museum of Prato (www.museodeltessuto.it)



"Textile Visions - From Tradition to Textile Art/Design of Tomorrow"
ETN-Conference 2005

Fashion Competition in Triest/Italien
EVE Agency

8th International Mini-Textiles Triennial in Angers/F

Pfaff Embroidery Competition 2005

Contemporary Embroidery, a juried exhibition in Spain

4th International Biennial of Miniature Textiles in Vilnius/Litauen

"Basketry", a juried collection for a book publication in the USA
Lark Books

Opportunity for professional artists
62 Group/UK

4th International Cheongju Craft Competition in Korea
Cheongju Biennial


Patchwork Contest in Alsace/F
Office du Tourisme du Val d`Argent

"Textile 05", textile art competition of the Lithuanian Artists Association/Kaunas
Lithuanian Artists Association

3rd European Quilt Triennial 2006 in Heidelberg/D


6th International Shibori Symposium in Japan
World Shibori Network

2005 Textile Festival in Breda/NL

Summer Workshops at Haystack/USA
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

International Symposium on Natural Dyes, organised by the UNESCO in Hyderabad, Indien

International Forum of Lace und Embroidery
Italia Invita

First European Weavers`Market in Burgundy/F
Daniel Algranate



Technical Textiles, exhibition in New York

Grethe Sørensen, Tapistry exhibition in Tønder/DK

Student Work in Felt, courses by Lene Nielsen
Museum Centre in Aars

Miyabi-Tapestries by Sachiyora Hori and Hillu Liebelt in Twickenham/UK

Art of Knitting, an exhibition at the Crafts Council in London

Textile Ribbons and Velour Fabrics at two venues in St. Etienne/F

Tapestry exhibition in Chichester/UK

20 Years of "Atout Fil" - Art-to-Wear/Fashion event
Atout Fil


Young Textile Art from Lithuania in Berlin

"Argentine Wefts (Trames argentines)" exhibition in Angers/F

"Crosscurrents", exhibition of the London Guild of Weavers in Twickenham/UK

Embroidery Art, an exhibition in London and in Alsace, organised by Jacqueline Govin


MAIN TOPIC: Textiles in Turkey


The Turks are coming - Exhibition and books:
Exhibition and catalogue "Turks: A Journey of a Thousand Years, 600 - 1600 AD"
The exhibition catalogue "The long march of the Turks"
The 13th ETN Conference & Exhibition of Textile Art in Izmir


Recent books:
"IPEK - The Crescent & the Rose - Imperial Ottoman Silks and Velvets", published by Julian Raby and Alison Effeny, London 2001
"Nomaden in Anatolien (Nomads in Anatolia)", by Harald Böhmer; Ganderkesee 2004, and more titles


A Textile Tour of Turkey, Part I: Istanbul; report by Beatrijs Sterk (contd. pp. 26/27)


Gönül Paksoy - Timeless Simplicity, report by Beatrijs Sterk


A Textile Art Exhibition at the Dokuz Eylül-University in Izmir, report by Beatrijs Sterk


An Overview of Textile and Fashion Education in Turkey, report by Suhandan Özay Demirkan


"Woven Legends" - A Carpet Restoration Workshop in Izmir

33 Belkis Balpinar - Kilims and Felts Today, report by Beatrijs Sterk
34 Turkey and the European Identity, by Dietmar Laue

Talismanic Shirts in the Topkapi Palace Museum, by Hülya Tezcan


Turkey - The Kilim Country, by Belkis Balpinar


An Ethnographic Overview of Textiles in Turkey
Part I: From Prehistoric Times to the Arrival of the Turks, report by Ayten Sürür


Turkish Folk Art - reflected in Costumes:
Sabiha Tansug - Researcher, Collector and Author in Istanbul
Esat Uluumay - From Folk Dance to Costume Collection in Bursa

( List of links related to Turkey see "Useful Links")



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European Patchwork Meeting

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Galerie Quilt Star

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Burkhard-Dreier AG

Yolande Machemer GmbH


Webstuhlmanufaktur Rudi Künzl

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