more November travels

Munich is the home of Dagmar Drinkler, that famous sprang artist, who has sparked the discussion on tight fitting clothing from antiquity, probably sprang. I had the pleasure of speaking with her again this past November. Thanks, Dagmar, for taking the time.

The Textile Museum in Krefeld, Germany

The Textile Museum in Krefeld, Germany

 

The Krefeld Textile Museum is next door to the fortress that is the Linn castle. Definitely worth the trip.

The Krefeld Textile Museum is next door to the fortress that is the Linn castle. Definitely worth the trip.

On to the Textile Museum in Krefeld. They have an amazing collection of Coptic bonnets, and allowed me close examination. The historic record of sprang patterns is amazing! I’m thinking that these patterns would be lovely as vests, have made up a few samples:

A set of sprang pattern samples, tiny vests, inspired by the Coptic bonnets in the Krefeld Textile Museum

A set of sprang pattern samples, tiny vests, inspired by the Coptic bonnets in the Krefeld Textile Museum

But I’m getting ahead of myself.
I attended the VI Conference on Indigenous Textiles at the Quay Branly in Paris at the end of November. This museum is next-door to the Eiffel Tower. OK, the Paris sights are wonderful, but I was focusing on Indigenous Textiles. Yes, sprang was done in the Americas before Columbus. It seems the Paracas were particularly skilled.
Before returning home, I stopped by to visit with contemporary sprang artist Edith Meusnier. You have to check out her website:
http://www.edithmeusnier.net
If you every have a chance to see her installations in person, please do. Photos cannot do justice to her work.

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