Summer symposium Textile Kultur Haslach 2023
Textile Centre Haslach, AT
17.07. – 04.08.2023

Summer symposium Textile Kultur Haslach 2023 Textiles Zentrum Haslach, AT 17.07. – 04.08.2023

Logo weavers' market, photo by Textile Centre Haslach / 'North Atlantic Drift', different types of coiling onto bases, all materials gathered on beaches, workshop with Lois Walpole / fabric by Esther Van Schuylenbergh, photo by the artist / collection Flügel_photo Christina Leitner

The upcoming summer symposium TEXTILE KULTUR HASLACH will take place between July 17th and August 4th, 2023 in the north of Austria. An exhibition we will show the collection of Marianne Flügel, a textile didactic who traveled all her life, collected and analysed various baskets, bags, ribbons and everyday textile objects from different cultures. Several evening events and another exhibition of contemporary work by Belgian weaver Esther Van Schuylenbergh will also explore the theme.

Of course, the international Weaver´s Market should not be missing this year either - it is scheduled for the weekend of 29./30. July 2023 planned. At the same time, the “Faserzone”, a material and yarn fair, will take place again.

Course Programme

In the period between 17. July and 4. August 2023, an extensive course programme will be offered. You can find here an overview about all the offered courses. For more information, please visit the website of Textile Kultur Haslach:

There are still a few remaining places available:

Summer symposium Textile Kultur Haslach 2023 Textiles Zentrum Haslach, AT 17.07. – 04.08.2023

1st Course week: Mon, 17. to Fri, 21. July 2023

  • 01: Pattern design and hand printing - Understanding, designing and printing patterns | Bettina Zwirner, DE
  • 02: Knitting jacquard and striped socks | Magdalena Orland, DE
  • 03: Vom klassischen Rahmenkorb zum chaotischen Geflecht | Nicole Kudla, AT
  • 04: Interweaving of colors & warp painting | Anna Mooren, DE
  • 05: FAQ Embroidery | Tanja Boukal, AT
  • 06: Textile origins in contemporary jewellery | Toma Johanna Hilgenfeld, DE
  • 07: Divide & Unite - Weaving multiple layers | Esther van Schuylenbergh, BE
  • 08: Flexible basketry structures - looping, netting and knotting | Tim Johnson, GB | FULLY BOOKED
  • 09: Open sewing workshop | Theresa Prammer, AT | 17. - 21. July 2023

2nd Course week: Mon, 24. to Fri, 28. July 2023

  • 10: Paper embroidery - artistic and experimental implementation of a traditional technique | Magdalena Orland, DE
  • 11: Norizome and Sashiko - Japanese Dyeing & Embroidery Techniques in Dialogue | Anita Bauer & Tanja Boukal, AT
  • 12: Understand the knitting machine - stitch formation | Veronika Perschè, AT
  • 13: Where the boat is going | Ulrike Alps, DE
  • 14: Plant ink on paper and fabric | Lisa Hermann, DE
  • 15: Landart - art for the moment | Veronika Moos, DE
  • 16: Looping & Coiling | Lois Walpole, GB/FR
  • 17: Ply-Split Braiding for jewellery and accessoires | Julie Hedges, GB
  • 18: Sprang | Sylva Antony Cekalová & Hana Hurtiková, CZ
  • 19: Einführung in das Brettchenweben | Thomas Schwabe, DE

3rd Course week: Mon, 31. July to Fri, 04. August 2023

  • 20: Weben wie in Westafrika | Ibrahim Coulibaly und Komory Fofana, Elfenbeinküste
  • 21: Dyeing and designing fabrics with vegetable dyes | Cornelia Blümli, CH/E
  • 22: Sashiko and Boro - two ancient Japanese textile techniques reinterpreted | Anne Neuhauser, DE/AT
  • 23: Knit lace – rediscovered | Maria Nefischer, AT
  • 24: hand tufting | Ingrid Hackl, AT
  • 25: Kunststopfen & Co | Waltraud Münzhuber, DE
  • 26: Patchwork & Quilt | Luba Dovgan Nurse, GB/AT
  • 27: Primary Textile Techniques | Monika Künti, CH

More information and registration:



beFLÜGELt ("be inspired")

The exhibition beFLUEGELt presents the collection of Marianne Flügel, a textile teacher from Cologne, who has traveled her whole life, collecting various everyday textile objects using a wide variety of primary techniques, analyzing them and partially reworking them. These are mostly very archaic techniques ("primary textile techniques") that were used before weaving was invented and can usually be carried out without any major technical equipment. The wonderful, small collection of ethnographic samples and didactic preparations was handed over to the Textile Centre Haslach and is to be exhibited on a larger scale for the first time in 2023. It documents a "textile view" of the world and pays tribute to the many, mostly unnoticed little things that are often cleverly made and can actually "inspire" when you look at their inner structures and their special aesthetics.

Place: Special exhibition room of the Textile Center Haslach
Duration: Tue, July 18 2023 - Sun, January 7 2024
Opening: Sun, July 16 2023, 7:00 PM
Opening Hours July - October: Tue - Sun, 10 AM - 4 PM
Opening Hours November - January: Thu - Sun, 10 AM - 4 PM
Opening Hours during Weavers' Market: Sat, 9 AM - 6 PM and Sun, 9 AM - 5 PM



In another exhibition we will show contemporary work by the Belgian weaver Esther Van Schuylenbergh, which is also influenced by primary textile structures. The jacquard fabrics, which are woven in the Textile Centre Haslach, take up the woven structures of historical or ethnographic objects, which have inspred to create new interpretations. Further details will follow.

Place: Church Tower Haslach
Duration: Thu, July 20 2023 - Sat, August 12 2023
Opening: Thu, July 20 2023, 7:00 PM
Opening Hours: Fri & Sat: 4 PM - 7 PM
Opening Hours during Weavers' Market: Sat, 9 AM - 6 PM and Sun, 9 AM - 5 PM


collection Flügel_photo Christina Leitner

fabric by Esther Van Schuylenbergh, photo by the artist

collection Flügel_photo Doris Vierlinger

collection Flügel_photo Doris Vierlinger

fabric by Esther Van Schuylenbergh, photo by the artist

'North Atlantic Drift', different types of coiling onto bases, all materials gathered on beaches, workshop with Lois Walpole

Weavers’ Market

The international weaver market will take place on the weekend of 29th and 30th July 2023!

The well-known textile market will take place in the oldest part of Haslach, in the winding alleyways "auf der Stelzn", as well as around the old textile factory "Vonwiller", which is now home to the Textile Centre Haslach. The market is primarily intended to offer hand weavers, textile crafmen and local weaving companies an opportunity to sell their high-quality products and make unique quality visible to a knowledgeable audience. ART AUSTRIA has awarded the Haslach Weaver´s Market the seal of quality and has ranked it number one in the ranking of Austrian handicraft markets for years. A jury of experts selects around 100 participants from many applications. 

Opening hours Weavers' Market:
Saturday, 29 July: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, 30 July: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


SHUTTLE-BUS from Linz main station to the Weavers' Market

On both days of the weavers' market, a shuttle bus will drive from Linz main station to the Webermarkt in the morning and back to Linz in the evening.

Outward journey (Saturday & Sunday):
Departure from Linz main station at 9:00 a.m
Arrival in Haslach: around 10:00 a.m
Meeting point: at the main entrance of Linz main station (near the lion statues)

Return (Saturday & Sunday):
Departure from Haslach: 5 p.m
Arrival at Linz main station: around 6:00 p.m
Meeting point: Below the old tower in Haslach, at the exit of the Webermarkt area

Round trip: €22.00
One way: €15.00

Binding registration required at or +43 7289 72300

More information:



This summer there will be another Faserzone from July 28 - 30, 2023!

The FASERZONE is a trade fair where a wide variety of materials, yarns and accessories are offered. It always takes place around the Weaver´s Market weekend from Friday to Sunday. Textile Kultur Haslach is happy to welcome you at the Faserzone in the FAB hall, in the center of the Weaver´s Market area!

Opening hours Faserzone:
Friday, 28. July, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, 29. July, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, 30. July, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

More information:


Workshop and lecture by tim johnson, photo by the artist

Weavers Market_photo Marianne Kneidinger

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