I just want to announce you a Schwalm Whitework exhibition by Luzine Happel. It takes place in the historical city of Eschwege, Germany, from April till November.
If you are planning to visit Germany or are nearby consider a visit to Eschwege!
i think i have been to most of the UK places already listed and would agree that they are worth a visit - i particularly like venues where there is some context for textiles either social, historical or industrial links
Forge Mill in Redditch is and old needle forge and has exhibitions as well as the forge to visit and it's cheap, so something for everyone
Bankfield Museum in Halifax has a good international textile collection including some rare clothing from the balkans before WW1 and often has textile related exhibitions - no tea room at time of writing
Quarry Bank Mill - near Manchester is an 18th century cotton mill, so textiles, industry an apprentice school ..... something for every one - it's National Trust so good tea room too!
Strutts Mill and Derwent Valley Visitor Center in Belper is in an area rich in textile history - the museum has all sorts of functioning machinery which is demonstrated by some guides
Platt Hall costume collection in Manchester was rated by my mother as better than the V&A for costumes! the lighting is brighter so you can see the costumes better and they also hold other textile related exhibitions - there a good one by the 62 Group until 19th may 2012
there is plenty more here for visitors and residents - a good place to start is the Embroiderer's Guild listings of exhibitions and events - i check it every time we go off in the caravan
Ulla-Britt Önnestam said:
I am going to Holland in April. What is there to see?see marja visser's reply on page 1 - & it's not textiles but the floriade is good
If you are a Knitter, we have a knitting festival in september on Fanø in Denmark, this year 10.000 came! In 2013 it will be held 20-22 sep. http://www.strikkefestival.dk/kaere-strikker/52-strikkefestival-dk-...