Wednesday, 5 August 2009

ETN conference on Jacquard weaving

The conference took place from 22nd of till the 24th of July in Haslach an der Mühl, Austria. The first day was spent on visiting the Vonmiller mull, the (no longer in use) textile school and the weavers museum.
The second day was filled with interesting lectures from artists and textile people talking about Jacquard weaving and related topics. Very interesting was the presentation Bethanne Knudson gave about the training and attached production place for artist and designers she runs; the Oriole Mill. Also interesting was the talk of Eva Basile about the history of the Fondatione Arte della Seta Lisio and reading of Louise Lemieux-Bérubé about the center for Contemporary Textiles in Montreal, Canada.
The last day was preserved for networking, short lectures by participants about what they are doing and what drives them.
Other than the conference itself were their two exhibitions of Jacquard works one of reconstructed ancient textiles and contemporary work of Franz J. Ippoldt and one group exhibition of contemporary Jacquards woven either on TC1 or industrial loom. Simply amazing art works!

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