The last Technical Courses were held from 18 to 31 August 2022 (2°) and from 6 to 17 February 2023 (1°).
The Technical Course 2° planned for 27 March to 7 April 2023 had to be cancelled at short notice; we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
A new programme of courses is currently being planned.
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 email@example.com. 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
A new programme of technical courses is currently being planned. Courses (and their dates) will be announced here as soon as possible.
The Technical Courses are much in demand, and registrations are being taken several years in advance. If you wish to be registered on the waiting list or have questions concerning the Technical Courses, please contact us at this mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.