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TF 2/2006 Textile Summer 2006

English edition

Title: Louise Gardiner/UK: "Tout le monde", 2006, 77 x 98 cm, canvas, paint, threed; free machine embroidery, painting (Photo: L. Gardiner © EG Enterprises Ltd, for Embroiderers Guild)

TF: 56 pages, 32 high quality colour pages, A4-format
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Brief notes (pp. 2)
TF Regional (pp. 3-7)
Reports (pp. 8-11)
Preview (pp. 12-19)
MAIN TOPIC (pp. 18-35)
Special Reports (pp. 36-41)
Books (pp. 42/43)
Calendar (ETN Database!)
Ads (pp. 46/47, 49-53)


Brief notes


The football world cup in dubious attire
Erklärung von Bern

Japan Textile Council

From nettle plants to nettle cloth, by E. & G. Ahrendt


TF Regional (A, CH, D)


The promotional award of the Bleckwenn Foundation

Expressionism in Hamburg, the exhibition "Unleashed..."


Tulips in Zons Museum, exhibition in Dormagen/D

Irene Anton: Textile objects, exhibition in Berlin/D

European Metamorphes, partial project "A Garden Above a Garden" organised by Prof. Elfi Knoche-Wendel in 2005


Two books:
The Textile Mashinery Industry in Saxony (Textilmaschinenbau in Sachsen) 1760 – 2005, by Dr. Ing. Eberhard Beschnitt, 2005 Weilrod/D
Clothes of Reason (Kleider der Vernunft), by Marita Bombek, 2005 Münster/D

The market for textile and fashion designers, a market study

Unemployment benefit for the self-employed
Employment office

African ribbon weaving in the Stuttgart Lindenmuseum

Zürcher-Stalder courses in Switzerland

Fashion in Changing Times – 12th to 17th Century Court Fashion, a seminar in Heidelberg


Inge Flierl: Tapestries, exhibition in Berlin-Weissensee

TAT-Textile Art Thuringia, exhibition in Nettetal-Hinsbek/D

Quilt design workshops in the monastery of Rolduc near Aachen

Bosna Quilt Workshop

"Thread & Needle" fair in Osnabrück/D

The fair "Textile Art Berlin 2006"


Creativa fair in Dortmund

Lina Andrea Dippel: Textile art, exhibition in Hamburg

State Prizes for the crafts in Baden-Württemberg

Flag competition in the town of Rain

Triennial of the Northern Crafts
Schloss Gottorf

Award for Gabriele Grosse, Lotte-Hoffmann Prize

Renate Maak: New work on the 70th birthday, Graz/A




2006 Prize of the German Apparel Industry Foundation, report by Dietmar Laue


Fifth International Textile Symposium in Georgia, report by Inge Evers


Annette Schröter: "Traditional Dress", exhibition in England

"Beyond Weaving: International Arttextiles" at the Flinn Gallery in the USA

"Damast & Friends", a textile exhibition in East Friesland

Tapestry seminar in Trondheim/N, report by Thomas Cronenberg

Thea Bjerg, exhibition in Munich/D

New tapestries of the West Dean College in England

Maria Kirkova: Tapestries of the Bulgarian artist in Sofia




Textile Forum magazine is known for its complete quarterly calendar. For the third quarter of 2006, 160 current exhibitions are listed, 53 specialized meetings respectively further educational opportunities and 18 competitions.The special pages for Germany, Austria and Switzerland have a calendar of more than 57 additional exhibitions, meetings/courses, competitions and fairs/markets.
(Up-to-date event overview see Calendar/ETN Database)



Claudy Jongstra in Tilburg/NL
Textile Museum

The Nordic Award in Textiles 2005: Hrafnhildur Sigurdardottir

"Wearable Poetry", Marie-Hélène Guelton in Paris

Olga Boldireva: "Gold and Thread", exhibition in Tournai/B

"De Andere Kant" Gallery – Exhibitions in Tonden/NL

"Fashion Histories" at the Brussels Costume Museum

5th Romanian Textile Arts Triennial
Romanian Fine Artists Union

New Designers Exhibition in London


Sheila Hicks: Weaving as a metaphor, exhibition in New York

Franziska Born: Installations in Winterthur/CH

Woven Gold – Metal Threads in Textile Art
Abegg Foundation

Gerda Künzi-Boss: "Wanderlust", exhibition in Konolfingen/CH

"A thousand and one stitch", exhibition in Herning/DK


Quilt Art 20, anniversary exhibition of the Quilt Art group in Britain

The "European Art Quilt IV" exhibition in Lyon


50 Years of TEXO in Finland, anniversary exhibitions

"2006 Dialogue" in Athens, textile exhibition

"Fashion NL – The Next Generation", exhibition in Den Haag/NL



4th International Biennial of Textile Art "From Lausanne to Beijing"
China Fiber Art

The 4th International Artistic Linen Cloth Biennial in Krosno/PL
Rzemiosla Museum

A competition as a self-help project in connection with Afghan women

"Soft 2" in Spain

Quilt National 2007


TICCIH Textile Meeting in Sedan and Mouzon/F

Tapestry Weaving in Denmark

Basket makers meet weavers in Limeuil/F

Patchwork & Quilt Expo in Lyon
International Quilt Association


Haslach Textile Culture

Ikat Workshop in Wildervank/NL
Wildervank Weaving Centre

The Festival of Quilts in Birmingham
Creative Exhibitions Ltd.

European Patchwork Festival in Alsace
Patchwork Europe

"WT Kowary 2006" – 28th Intl. Textile Art Symposium in Wroclaw/PL

11th International Conference on Oriental Carpets in Istanbul


The technique of cross-knit looping in Ancient Peru, by Angela Sittel


MAIN TOPIC: Textile Summer 2006


A Farewell to the Textile Arts? – Ria van Eyk, Gertraude Pohl and Anka Kröhnke, by Beatrijs Sterk


The "Artapestry" Exhibition in Krefeld, by Beatrijs Sterk


The 3rd European Quilt Triennial: Stagnation on a high level, by Beatrijs Sterk


"Art of the Stitch", this year´s theme: "Making Visible"


Paper Exhibitions:
The Holland Paper Biennial
"Made of Paper" exhibition in Hannover/D
"Made of Paper" exhibition in Foggia/I
"Cartasia" – Paper objects in Lucca/I
The IAPMA Industry Paper Art "Paper Road 2006" in Steyermühl/Austria


The Valcellina Award 2006, report by Beatrijs Sterk


Atout Fil: "It is in the pocket", performance event in Vauvert/F
Atout Fil


4th International Textile Biennial in Costa Rica
Women in the Textile Arts


Special Reports


Belvedere di San Leucio – A Royal Silk Factory near Naples, by Dietmar Laue
Comune di Caserta


"Tristix" – The Art of 3D Embroidery, project by Nora Gravitter


The Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Lodz/Poland


The West African Fashion Movement of the 1980s, by Ilsemargret Luttmann


Book: Africa is in Style, Bérénice Geoffroy-Schneider; ed. Assouline, Paris 2005




Instead of a book review: Monika Fioreschy (catalogue), notes by Beatrijs Sterk

Specialized Textile Dictionary German-English/English-German, 7th edition, by Joachim Schubert, Deutscher Fachverlag, 2005 Frankfurt/M.

The Nature of Colour (Die Natur der Farbe), by Klaus Stromer/Ernst Peter Fischer, 2005 Köln

Fragile Remnants – Egyptian Textiles of Late Antiquity and Early Islam, ed. by Peter Noever/Angela Völker; 2005/2006 Vienna

Egyptian Landscapes – 50 Years of Tapestry Weaving at the Wissa Wassef Art Centre in Cairo, by Hilary Weir/Suzanne & Yoanna Wissa Wassef; 2006 Giza/Egypt


Dyes and Dying in America, by Ana Roquero; 2006 Madrid, Spanish edition

Maya Textiles from Guatemala (Maya-Textilien aus Guatemala), by Gitta Hassler; 2006 Stuttgart

The Woven Pixel – Designing for Jacquard and Dobby Looms Using Photoshop, by Alice Schlein & Bhakti Ziek; 2006 Greenville/USA



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