Photos by Viktoria Holmqvist, 2009

Photos by Heather Hopkins, 2009

Photos by Katrin Kania, 2009

Dyeing, tablet weaving and spinning. Openlucht Museum Eindhoven, Netherlands, 7-13 September 2009.

The first Textile Forum took place in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and during this inaugural confernce, a large-scale Spinning Experiment was run. With participants from all over Europe and even from the US, the beautiful museum environment, interesting presentations and even a two-day market, it was a wonderful start to our conference series.

The programme was split in three parts: morning sessions for the spinning experiment, followed by time to network and exchange crafts knowledge in the afternoon, and lectures in the evening. Our programme also included an excursion to the Weverijmuseum in Geldrop.

The Textile Forum 2009 was so well received, and proved to be such a good platform for learning, networking and research, that we decided to try and establish it as a yearly, one-week conference.

You can find more information about the spinning experiment in the Result Summary section.

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Paper given by Heather Hopkins

Paper given by Sarah Goslee

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