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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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It’s the middle of a week! And a shorter one at that – time for some links! Jane Austen’s novel “Emma” has its 200 year anniversary this year, and there’s an exhibition about it at Chawton House Library, Hampshire, UK. … Continue reading

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Here’s some textile-related stuff (finally, as promised) that has popped up during the last few days. Enjoy! Tracy Hudson has an article up in the EXARC digital journal, looking at spinning experiments and how much they can tell us. Another … Continue reading

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