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If you’re in London, or going there in the next two months, you might want to visit the Japanese Embassy building to have a look at their exhibition Hakata Ori: Weaving Through to the Present. Hakata Ori is regarded as … Continue reading

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There’s a new exhibition on at the University of Manchester Library, called “The Alchemy of Colour”. It will be running into August, and it does look very fascinating – it’s a pity I won’t be able to make it, but … Continue reading

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As one of the programme points during the Textile Forum, we went on an excursion to see the special exhibition “Expedition Mittelalter” at the Schnütgen-Museum in Cologne. If you can arrange it, I heartily recommend going there, as you will … Continue reading

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It’s neither medieval, nor the classical meaning of “straw to gold”, but it’s still utterly fascinating and really, really interesting: There’s an exhibition called “Stroh zu Gold” in Schloß Moritzburg, showing more than 200 examples of the art of straw … Continue reading

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Twitter can be really useful sometimes – I learned there that the V&A London will open its new exhibition “Opus Anglicanum, Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery”  on 1 October 2016, and the exhibition will run until 5 February 2017. There’s a … Continue reading

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I spent the day yesterday looking at the embroidered linen altar cloths from the Altenberger Monastery, and they were really, really breathtaking. It took me a good long while to puzzle out how some of the intricate braided stitches were … Continue reading

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If you are interested in late medieval embroideries, you might consider a trip to Frankfurt this summer to visit the Städelmuseum. From June 22 to September 25, the museum has a special exhibition called “Heaven on Display” with the stunning … Continue reading

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