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TF 2/2007 Natural Dyes II

English edition

Title: Fabric dyed with madder by the Dutch Rubia company

TF: 56 pages, 40 high quality colour pages, A4-format
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Brief notes (pp. 3)
TF Regional (pp. 4-6)
Reports (pp. 7-11)
Preview (pp. 12-17)
MAIN TOPIC (pp. 18-37)
Books (pp. 38)
Special Reports (pp. 40-43)
Calendar (ETN Database!)
Ads (pp. 41, 46/47, 49, 50-53)


Brief notes


“Its time for change in the textile and clothing industry” – The RITE Group
RITE Association

Ecotextile News

Homeworkers worldwide, with a new roof organisation

Miyake tiered of fashion?
21_21 Design Sight

Create Berlin – “The Foreign Ministry of Berlin Design”
Create Berlin

A new textile museum in the USA
National Museum of the American Coverlet

“Fabric of time – fabric dreams”, a new textile museum in Hanover/D


TF Regional (A, CH, D)


Johanna Schütz-Wolff: Retrospective, exhibition in Rothen near Rostock/D

Wearable and Experimental, exhibition at Gallery “Le Cocon” in Hamburg

Gudrun Wassermann-Buschan Prize 2006

Time for Eternity, installations in bobbin lace technique in Schneeberg/D

‘Boycotlettes’ – Two textile artists at Tuchinform, Winterthur/CH

Textile exhibitions at Bremen ’s Crusoe Hall: Tapestries by Ursula Jaeger; Six Craftswomen to the theme of “Appealing”

Michaela Grigoleit: ‘Art Quilts’ in Berlin-Spandau


‘Glaukomia – An Artist’s Way of Dealing with it’, by Christel Walter

‘Between Day and Night’, textile exhibition in Ahrenshoop/D

‘A Touch of Gold’, exhibition of the German Bobbin Lace Association in Schneeberg/D

‘Rag Rugs’, exhibition in Stickhausen, East Frisia/D




Leslie Gabrielsë 1965-2007, exhibition in Rijswijk/NL

News from L’viv, West Ukraine

The First Textile Triennial in Slovakia
Arttex Klub

Kites – One of the great themes in textiles/paper
Cerf-Volant Club


Felt art in Israel

‘Researcher’s Night’ in Frascati/I, with textile art by Frederica Luzzi

Art embroidery by Jeanne Bellavance in Quebec/Canada

Contemporary textile art in India, exhibition in West Bengal


‘The Creative Force’, exhibition in Houston/USA
Studio Art Quilt Association

Wearable Art: ‘Atout Fil takes off’
Atout Fil

In the Footsteps of Bauhaus: Woven Works by Kitty van der Mijll Decker
Dutch Textile Museum


4 th Linen Biennial of Krosno/Poland
Muzeum Rzemiosla

5th Romanian Triennial of Textile Art
Artists Union




Textile Forum magazine is known for its complete quarterly calendar. For the third quarter of 2007, 166 current exhibitions are listed, 38 meetings/courses and 17 competitions. The special pages for Germany, Austria and Switzerland have a calendar of more than 62 additional exhibitions, meetings/courses, competitions and fairs/markets.
(Up-to-date event overview see Calendar/ETN Database)



Techtextil/Avantex, Fairs & Symposia


Textile Miniature Exhibition in Gallery X in Bratislava

‘Fraction’ – Textile exhibition in a Swiss slate mine
Swiss Weavers Association

9th Quilt Japan exhibition in Tokyo
Handicraft Instructors Association

2008 Dutch Paper Biennial

Wearable Expressions/USA
Palos Verdes Art Center


‘Textile Kultur Haslach’


Symposium at Lisio: The Jacquard Loom in textile art and education

The Festival of Quilts in Birmingham/UK
Creative Exhibitions

ICOM 2007 Conference in Vienna

13 th European Patchwork Meeting in Alsace/F
Initiatives Événements

National Fiber & Textile Event in the Netherlands

European Arts & Crafts Convention, change of dates
Mind & Matter

Post Conference Workshops of the 14 th ETN Conference in London
ETN Conference


‘Right Side – Reverse Side’ – L´Art Brut exhibition in Lausanne/CH
Collection de l’ Art Brut

Two exhibitions of Amish quilts, in the Munich Neue Sammlung and in Argenton-sur-Creuse/F

‘Wool in the Home’, a meeting with exhibition in the Périgord/F


‚Neo Classicism to Pop’, exhibition in London
Francesca Galloway Gallery

Anatolian Carpets in Transylvanian Churches 1500 – 1750 in Istanbul
Sakip Sabanci Müzesi

Meeting of weavers and basketmakers in the Dordogne/F
Au Fil du Temps

Threads of Life-Textiles from Ancient Peru , Riggisberg/CH
Museum Rietberg

Dragons of Silk, Flowers of Gold, exhibition in Riggisberg/CH


Ulf Moritz: Textile Magic, exhibition in the Dutch Textile Museum/NL

‘Quilt Art 22: Under Construction’, exhibition in Wales/UK

Fabric Connection.ch, seven Swiss designers exhibit in Basel/CH

‘Textile Signs and Ideas’, exhibition of the Danish group Qunstnere in Copenhagen

Stephan Hann: Recycling Couture in the Vienna Museum of Applied Art


Anna – A Pioneer in Textile Art, exhibition in Den Haag/NL

“Kousa/Cross Over”, two textile artists from different countries, Nutfield/UK

Opus BA Graduate Show in London ’s Mall Galleries
Opus School of Textile Art

The 19 th edition of Fiberart International in Pittsburg/USA
Fiberart International


MAIN TOPIC: Natural Dyes II


„… naturally”, International Symposium/Workshops on Natural Dyes 2006 in Hyderabad/India, Impressions and Prospects fort the Future by Dominique Cardon
UNESCO portal

20 The Fashion Show “…naturally”
21 Edric Ong – The Creative Conscience of Malaysia
22 The Natural Colours of Bangladesh , by Sayyada Rubi Ghuznavi
23 From the Seeds of Sindh to the Shores of Japan – The Story of Indigo Dye, by Noorjehan Bilgrami/Pakistan

Reviving the Indigo of El Salvador , by Ivan Séassal
Azul Maya

25 Natural Dyes for a Circus Show in Paris , by Sandrine Rozier

National and International Approaches to Networking:
UNESCO Workshops
The Japanese Earth Network
The Museum of Natural Dye Arts in Korea
The Group ‘Dyes in History and Archaeology’
Couleur Garance
The Website ‘Natural Dyes International’
PROTA, The Afro-European Network

28 The Touring exhibition “Indigo – A Blue To Dye For”, by Jenny Balfour-Paul
30 The Third International Congress on Cochineal and Natural Dyes in Mexico, by Yosi Anaya

The Rubia Pigmenta Naturalia company


The company ‘Coleurs de Plantes’


SPINDIGO – A European Union supported Indigo project

The European IENICA Network


REACH – New EU Chemical Legislation, and the WWF’s Opinion
WWF website




Natural Dyes – Sources, Traditions & Science, by Dominique Cardon; Archetype Publications, London 2007

Indigo, by Jenny Balfour-Paul; Archetype Publications, London 2006


Special Reports

40 Three Sites for Textile Tourists near London : The Warner Textile Archive in Braintree , Eltham Palace and the Red House of William Morris, by Patricia Christy

Diana Springall and her Embroidery Collection, by Beatrijs Sterk



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