The last Technical Courses were held from 12 to 23 April (2°) and from 23 August to 3 September 2021 (1°), with reduced numbers of participants.
The next Technical Course 1° will be held from 28 March to 8 April 2022.
The next Technical Course 2° will be held from 18 to 31 August 2022.
Due to the situation caused by Covid-19, it may still be possible that courses have to be re-scheduled. For new information, please look at this website (here below) or contact the General Technical Secretary.
Since 1956, CIETA has been training specialists to analyze weave structures with a standardized method. In the Technical Courses, participants learn to understand the construction of woven textiles, to use the appropriate terminology, and to represent the construction of a fabric in a weave diagram.
A complete Technical Course comprises two sessions of two weeks each, with an interval of one year: a two-week session in April or in September in the first year, followed by another two weeks in April or September of the following year.
The first session deals with plain textiles and provides an introduction to the principles of figured weaving on the shaft loom and on the draw loom.
The second session proceeds to the more advanced study of historical figured textiles. This second part of the course can only be fully appreciated on the basis of a thorough understanding of the first, as participants need to have assimilated the method and the terminology presented at that.
Classes are in French: A good level of understanding of this language is required.
Requests for admission to the Technical Courses should be sent to the General Technical Secretary of the CIETA. The CIETA Technical Courses are open both to members of CIETA and to suitably qualified non-members. Members and non-members are asked to submit, with their application, a CV justifying the validity of their request.
For non-members of CIETA:
For members of CIETA:
Programme of the First Session
Programme of the Second Session
Technical Courses – Update
The next Technical Courses will be held as follows:
Technical Course n° 1 (plain weaves): 28 March − 8 April 2022
Technical Course n° 2 (figured weaves): 18 − 31 August 2022
The Technical Courses are much in demand, and registrations are currently being taken for the Sessions of 2026 and the following years.
If you wish to be registered on the waiting list for an earlier session, please contact the General Technical Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org).