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Textile history
Technical Courses

In our Technical Courses, scholars acquire a method of analysis for the weave structures of historic textiles, and learn to use the terms defined in the multi-lingual…

Technical Courses
Congress 2019

In October 2019, the 28th CIETA congress will be held at the Deutsches Textilmuseum, Krefeld (Germany).

A detailed programme has been published in the beginning of 2019.

Please, register for the congress – registration has been extended until 15 September 2019.

Information and Registration


Join us for a lively exchange – CIETA members are invited to send us their news from the world of textiles!

15/04/2019 Des Couleurs pour les Lumières – Antoine Janot, teinturier occitan (1700-1778)
Dominique Cardon informed us that her publication on a 18th century Languedocian dyer has just come out. It includes the edition of three of his memoirs on dyeing and many samples of dyed wool broadcloth. more...
11/03/2019 Reconstruction of the Canvas as used by El Greco for ‘The Burial of the Count of Orgaz’
El Greco painted 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz' on a canvas with a pattern. In a project that originated in the 'Erasmus for Young Entrepreneur Programme' I had started to weave painters canvas with a pattern. At least I made a reconstruction of the canvas used by El Greco. more...
21/01/2019 Studies on textiles from the Ryukyu Kingdom (present-day Okinawa)
Prof. Hans Bjarne Thomsen – who is doing research on textiles from the Ryukyu Kingdom and Okinawa (old and new names of the same archipelago) – needs your support. more...