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The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair (LARTA) was launched in 2011 and is the only specialist fair dedicated to the appreciation of antique rug and textile art. Our event brings together quality decorative pieces and interesting collectors’ items presented by some of the UK and Europe’s most dynamic and knowledgeable dealers.
Our aim is to promote this vibrant art form to a wide audience. The scope of our interest is broad, and includes weavings from the Far East, Central Asia, Persia, India, Turkey, the Caucasus as well as from Europe and Africa, and from all periods up to the early 20th century in Europe. Clients include collectors, interior decorators and designers, private buyers and international dealers…
New edition of the International Patchwork Festival 2019
From 21 to 24 March in Sitges
International artists – national artists – monographic courses – children’s workshops
Trade fair with more than 110 exhibitors and the professional fair
Exhibition-contest AEP “East and West”
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Almost 30 collections from all over the world showing the contemporary top achievements in patchwork and quilting will be presented to the visitors: from traditional quilts to gallery and museum items of art quilts.
The leading representative of European quilt art Mrs. Willyne Hammerstein, well known thanks to Millefiori quilts and La Passacaglia, that inspired hundreds of quilters, will offer not only a gallery, but an exclusive workshop on Sunday April 7th as well. Another Dutch quilter, Mrs. Will Fritsma shows a “women” gallery based on precise and innovative sewing and quilting. From Germany two invited artists will share their work: Christine Bünning presents Musical Quilts and Birgit Schüller a wide range of her master quilts. YUZA Sashiko Guild from Japan will be introduced to the visitors by Susan Briscoe. After few years Elisabeth Nacenta de la Croix from Switzerland returns to Prague, this time with shibori landscapes.
Guest country 2019 is Sweden, the curators Mrs. Monica Daniellson Bichsel and Anita Fors will pick up the best examples of Swedish quilting scene. International artists from Europe and Israel are represented in SAQA Wide Horizons VI collection.
From our very first show, this has been the meeting place for all aficionados from Planet Textile!
Patchwork, Quilting, Sewing, Embroidery, Home Decor, Knittingalong with some of the best-known experts for 4 days in HALL XXL, Parc des Expositions de la Beaujoire, from 24 to 27 April, 2019!
This hall has been chosen especially for all the technical equipment it has available.
Natural daylight flows in throughout the day and it is located in the centre of a gorgeous landscaped park on the banks of the river Erdre. In 2018, over 13,400 visitors attended this world-class event.
Its fame has transcended borders. It is now recognised worldwide and attracts visitors from many countries every year.
Dansk Patchwork Forening was established in 1986. As of January 1st 2005, the guild counted more than 6000 members. Since 1986, the guild has seen the number of regional patchwork guilds growing all over the country and many of the guild members are active in more than 60 regional patchwork guilds that exist in Denmark. In this way the guild serves not only as an ordinary guild to members who has not joined a regional patchwork guild, but also as a parent guild to all the regional patchwork guilds.
Each year in the last weekend in August, the guild hosts its Annual General Meeting and its Annual Quilt Festival & Show.
In so far as it is possible, the board strives to host these events in a different location each year so that every part of Denmark is visited.
The Annual Quilt Festival & Show is a major event for the enthusiastic guild members and other patchwork and quilt enthusiasts from all parts of Denmark. The Annual Quilt Festival & Show includes guild member quilt exhibitions, workshops, lectures on different aspects of patchwork and quilting, and an array of patchwork shops that sell all patchwork items imaginable.
The 8th WTA International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art _17/09 17/11 2019 Madrid, Spain
WTA Biennials are international expositions of contemporary textile art along with an agenda of education and culture led by the most important icons of the Textile Art World. IT takes place every two years in different parts of the world. The event is organized through a very complex selection process which selects the most important and best art pieces to participate in the event. World class curators and guest judges are part of a unique art and culture event that has already visited North, Central and South America since its creation. Every Biennial attracts some of the most important people of the textile world who are gather together in seminars, special events, fairs and workshops. Each Biennial has attracted artists from all the continents and has left an important footprint in each of the cities that have hosted the event. Along with all the art and culture being shared in each event, the Organization has commited not only funds but also time and other types of resources to help the visually impaired persons become a part of the wonderful world of textiles. Workshops and special events have been very exciting, and filled with energy and spirit to help others.
The International Tapestry Triennial, the oldest and the most important presentation of phenomena connected with the medium of textiles, in 2019 will take place for the 16th time. It’s a good moment to refresh the format and to give the forthcoming Triennial an open character. It will allow us to get a closer look at textiles in a broader context. The previous system, proven and fully functional in a period of lesser freedom of information flow, was fully justified. The principle assuming work of commissioners from different countries, who recommended artists fit to participate in the event, was dictated by the specifics of that time and significantly facilitated the accomplishment of subsequent editions of the Triennial. However, in the era of full freedom and ease of information circulation we want to get in touch directly with artists expressing the desire to take part in the feast of textiles, which will take part next year in Łódź. We will enrich the formula, creating a possibility of imparting a well-thought-out and consistent character to the whole presentation. For the first time in the history of the meetings in Łódź, the Triennial will be provided with curatorial care. Marta Kowalewska, who undertook this task, has prepared a number of important displays centered around the art of textiles, and has been researching the history and context of artistic textiles as well as analyzing an popularizing the accomplishments of Polish authors on that front.