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The 10th International Shibori Symposium of Oaxaca, Mexico

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Held in Mexico from 16 to 20 November 2016, this symposium was the first I was able to attend. It was a great pleasure to experience it myself. The event attracted some 300 participants, most of them from the USA (130) followed by Japan (45), Mexico (17), Australia (15), Sweden (12), Chile (9), the UK (8), India (6) and a number of individual participants from other countries in Europe, Asia and Central and South America. The organisers – the World […]

The ITCC 2015 Textile & Costume Conference


The following information is about a conferences I visited last November. The special merit of this event was not only the very wide geological participation (from Japan, South Korea, Thailand and India to Mexico, North America and European countries) but also to the high level of presentations. Yosi Anaya from Mexico did get the Prize for the best presentation for her lecture on Mexican Traditional Dress, a subject of political, social, cultural and artistic importance that we from Europe are […]

The ITCC 2015 International Textiles and Costume Congress and exhibition in Istanbul-Turkey.

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Prof Çiğdem Çini, Marmara University wrote:  We are organizing an International Textiles and Costume Congress on 4 to 6 November 2015 in Istanbul. This is a multinational organization in which Ars Textrina UK, Costume Culture Association (CCA) of South Korea, Kasetsart University in Thailand and ITB in Indonesia are involved; previous Congresses were held in these countries many times. This time the Congress will be hosted by Marmara University and I am the Congress Director and part of the international […]

The 17th ETN Conference


The 17th ETN Conference: Dutch Textile Art, Craft & Design from16 -17 May, 2015 in Leiden, the Netherlands Now well on its way, this European Textile Network Conference, part of the Dutch “Textiel Festival” organised by STIDOC, an association made up of seven Dutch textile-related organisations, is promising a unique insight in the community of textile creators, educators and curators in the Netherlands. ETN is organising a two-days conference “DUTCH TEXTILE ART, CRAFT AND DESIGN” from 16 -17 May at […]

The 10th Intl. Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art “Scythia 10”

Scythia 10

This international meeting place for textile artists had taken place from June 18 to 28 in Kherson in southern Ukraine. Ludmila Egorova and Andrew Schneider, the founders and organisers of “Scythia”,, including an exhibition, fashion show and master classes, have been able to present this time the work of 50 participants from 17 countries world-wide; from Europe, Asia, North and South America. It is amazing that our Ukrainian partners from the European Textile Network (ETN), have been so successful despite […]

Dutch Textile Art , Craft and Design


Under this motto the 17th European Textile Network (ETN) Conference will take place in the framework of the “Textiel Festival” in Leiden, Holland, from 16th to 17th May, 2015. The conference venue will be the Ethnographic Museum of Leiden. Prominent speakers will give lectures, among them curator Ingeborg de Roode on “Textiles in the Context of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam”; Joke Robaard, lecturer at the Rietveld Academy to the theme of “Readable Structures”; Hebe Verstappen, head TextielLab at the Tilburg […]