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THE ZÜRCHER STALDER PROGRAMME
This company based in Kirchberg, Switzerland, offers yarns, courses, books, tours and weaving equipment, and is also greatly committed to culture. It organises interesting workshops as well as attractive exhibitions, including: 19th-27th March 2011 “Filz im Element (felting)”, exhibition of graduation pieces from the three-year felt course 28th May-17th June 2011 “Textile Virus”, exhibition by members of the Swiss Interessengemeinschaft Handweben (IGH – Handweavers’ Association) BOBBIN LACE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME The German Bobbin Lace Association (www.deutscherkloeppelverband.de)has published the courses, seminars and workshops offered in 2011 in a brochure. It provides information on venues, lectures, conditions of entry and over 30 educational offerings.
2nd July-26th August 2011 “Handgefärbte Stoffe aus Westafrika (Hand-Dyed Fabrics from West Africa)” 19th Nov.-23rd Dec. 2011 “Tapestries by Louise QuarteroBleicher, 1927-2009” The various courses include: “Magical Materials” by Danish instructor Lotte Dalgaard, 16th-20h May 2011 “Weben ist Westafrika (Weaving is West Africa)” by Ibrahim Coulibay & Komory Fofana, 11th-13th July 2011 “Indische Flechtstickerei (Indian Interlaced Embroidery)
EUSKIRCHEN WOOL MARKET The Textile Museum of Euskirchen (Carl-Koenen-Str. 25b, D-53881) will hold its traditional annual wool market on 5th June 2011. During the event it will also present an exhibition entitled “Hauptsache Hut (Essential Hats)” (http://www. industriemuseum.lvr.de).
3rd NEEDLE MARKET The German city of Iserlohn was once well known for the needles produced by the MasteBaren factory, whose premises will be the site of a needle market for the third time on the weekend of 2nd/3rd April 2011 (http://www.iserlohn.de/ nadelmarkt-2011.2434.0.html).
2nd ‘TEXTILE DAYS’ AT SELIGENSTADT On the weekend of 14th/15th May 2011, the second edition of the ‘Textiltage’ exhibition and market will be held at the regional museum of Seligenstadt. For further information contact Ingeborg Dittler, http://www.textiltage.de
MARKET OF BEAUTIFUL THINGS Entitled “Markt der schönen Dinge”, this craft market involving 90 selected participants will take place in the inner courtyard of the Chamber of Crafts and Skilled Trades, Mainz, from 2nd to 5th June 2011. The event is organised by ‚galerie forum‘ (http://www.galerieforum.com). The same organiser will stage a market entitled “design + gestaltung am rhein” along the Rhine Promenade of Unkel on the Whitsun weekend, 12th/13th June 2011..
ART AND CRAFTS MARKET IN HANOVER The 15th edition of this market held in the old town of Hanover is scheduled on 18th/19th June 2011. It will present clothing (including hats), home accessories, jewellery, leather, paper and other craft products. The organiser is the town’s cultural department (http://www. kunsthandwerk-hannover.de).
MUSSBACH CRAFT MARKET The town of Neustadt-Mussbach an der Weinstraße will hold this market at the local historic manor house on 10th/11th September 2011. Applied artists from Germany and France will present their exhibits at the venue as well as the “Kelterhaus” (press-house). This is another event organised by ‚galerie forum‘ of Mainz (http://www. galerieforum.com). KOBLENZ CRAFT MARKET As part of the Schängel Market, crafts will be offered in the town centre of Koblenz from 16th to 18th Sept. 2011. The organiser is Service und Messe GmbH of the Koblenz Chamber of Crafts and Skilled Trades. ‒ Handwerkskammer, Friedrich-EbertRing 33, D-56068 Koblenz; tel: +49-261/398277; fax: /398997; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE ‚CREATIVA‘ FAIR The 30th anniversary of this fair, scheduled at the Dortmund Westfalenhallen from 16th to 20th March 2011, offers displays by some 500 exhibitors as well as demonstrations, performances and workshops, as well as fashion shows featuring young designers and a bead exhibition. A doll and teddy bear market will be held for the f irst time. For further information contact (www.westfalenhallen.de/ messen/creativa/index.php) HANDARBEIT & HOBBY FAIR From 8th to 10th April 2011, ‚h+h cologne‘ again presents a complete overview of the industry, involving 230 exhibitors from 24 countries. Visitors can also expect a wide-ranging programme of workshops and special shows. One of the highlights will be a major show of fashion trends. For further details see the fair website, www.hh-cologne.de THE EUNIQUE FAIR This fair aims to become a leading European fair of applied arts and design. Its third edition will run at the Karlsruhe exhibition centre from 27th to 29th May 2011. Last year, some 400 exhibitors from 21 countries participated, and the fair was held in partnership with WCC-Europe who will present the “WCC-Europe EUNIQUE Award” again in 2011. This year’s partner country is France (http://www.eu-nique.de).
TUCHINFORM Tuchinform maintains a Swiss network of textile and fashion design that offers a stage to some 150 designers and a sales platform for their products in its own shop. Young students of the Zurich Mode-DesignSchule (fashion design college) present their work in an exhibition entitled “Liberté d‘orée” from 10th to 21st May; Heiner Wiedemann exhibits designs for his label in “A Balance between Evolution and Revolution” from 28th June to 2nd July 2011; and an exhibition of textile and fashion design, “Flying Bipeds” is scheduled from 2nd to 24th September 2011, with work by Ramona Keller and Miriam Lindegger. Address: Tuchinform, Obere Kirchgasse 8, CH-8400 Winterthur; http://www.tuchinform.ch
KARIN BUNDSCHUH The 2010 edition of this design competition, held in the state of Baden-Württemberg on a biennial basis, resulted in three winners of state awards, one for jewellery (Rainer Milewski from Pforzheim), one for ceramics (Susanne Schumacher from Bissingen) and one for textiles. Master weaver Karin Bundschuh from Heidelberg received her state award for a silk dress as well as other experimental clothing fabrics woven by herself. The awards were presented at the municipal gallery of Reutlingen during the opening of the state exhibition associated with the competition.
Karin Bundschuh/D: experimental clothing fabric
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