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Expressive Tapestries – Johanna Schütz-Wolff

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Exhibition update: Johanna Schütz-Wolff : Expressive Bildteppiche und Grafik, from 12.11.2015 to 28.2.2016 at Museum Starnberger See, Possenhofener Str.5, 82319 Starnberg, Germany, opening time: Tu. – Su. 10 – 17 h For September 2016 an exhibition with the work of Johanna Schütz-Wolff is planned at Castle Willigrad near Schwerin, Germany Exhibition from 21st May to 20th September 2015 at the Grassi Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Johannisplatz, Leipzig Johanna Schütz-Wolff is one of the artists unjustly ignored by history, despite the fact that she enjoyed greater […]

The European Art Quilt Scene in the Context of Contemporary Textile Art”

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This 6th European Quilt Triennial, taking place from 13 September to the 1st of January 2016 at the Heidelberg Textile Museum Max berk, shows works from 45 artists from 10 European countries. Entries were submitted by 136 artists from 21 countries, mostly from Germany (58), Switzerland (24), Great Britain (13) and France (8). The fact that the number of entries in previous years was much higher is a phenomenon afflicting almost all quilt and textile art events at the moment. The new […]

The 17th ETN Conference is ready to take off!

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The final preparations are being made to begin in Leiden with the pre-conference trips to Tilburg and Amsterdam on May 13. This is also the day where the Dutch Textile Festival (held every fifth year) will open its doors until May 16. In more than 40 exhibitions the whole downtown Leiden will show textile, as art, crafts or as a leisure activity. Directly at the train station the Tourist office will hold a textile route map available. For the participants […]

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 Fromholzer textile (hand) printing workshop of Ruhmannsfelden, Bavaria


My desire to visit the Fromholzer hand printing workshop in Ruhmannsfelden sprang from a conversation with Maria Wronska-Friend, the author of our last magazine issue on Blaudruck – paste resist-printing on indigo-dyed cloth – in which she asked if there was any other Blaudruck workshop she should visit for her book on the subject. Mr Fromholzer came to mind because he was one of the few German Blaudruck printers – described in TF 4/2014 – who complimented our magazine issue […]

Textile Art

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Rarely has there been a more enigmatic concept than TEXTILE ART! Children of the post-war era like ourselves grew up with the Lausanne Biennials, which we perceived as textile art events. They were exciting presentations of textile provenance, acted out on the stage of a tapestry event. Those were the days when we questioned our appreciation of art and stepped up women’s liberation. Nevertheless, the very term ‘textile art’ proved to be brittle. Conservative spirits put the emphasis on ‘art’, […]