The 4th Bead and Textile Fair will take place at the Museum Europäischer Kulturen (Museum of European Cultures) on Saturday and Sunday, 26 and 27 October 2019, from 11 am to 5 pm. The popular event has been hosted annually since 2016 in cooperation with French artist and author Natacha Wolters and members of the Bead People Berlin. Throughout the weekend visitors can admire and purchase bead and textile creations by selected artists, including jewellery, fashions and accessories, as well as home décor.
Various materials and techniques are offered, ranging from glass beads, felt, stoneware, paper, unusual fabrics, and historical craft materials to goldsmithing, quilting, upcycling, embroidery, innovative knitting and crocheting, mixed media and much more.
The sampler exhibition Orange Energie und Blaue Unendlichkeit (Orange Energy and Blue Infinity), a closed competition organised by TEXTILE ART BERLIN, will present 89 textile miniatures by 47 artists in the lobby of the MEK. A curator’s tour through the exhibition Fast Fashion: The Dark Sides of Fashion takes place at 3 pm.
Participants in the 4th Bead and Textile Fair
Bärbel Ambrus – Textiles from 1920 & design for 2020
Nilgün Aydinli – Poetic jewellery, crocheted with beads and silk
Christine Bell – Materials for creative work
Anna Knopp – Unique pieces made from historical fabrics
Daphné Buddensieg – Art to wear made of silk: kimonos, blouses, scarves and pillows
Barbara Carbonell – Individual headwear made from premium materials
Monika Droese – Filigree treasures made out of beads, silk and wool
Renate Dürrwächter – Beautiful hand-woven “felt and beads”
Gabriele Jackus & Andrea Schmeing-Häusler – Textile jewellery and accessories made out of fine merino wool, embroidered with glass beads
Pia Fischer – Bags, backpacks and accessories made from labels and ribbons
Ute Gervink – Handcrafted jewellery made with antique buttons
Sabine Heitzler – Hand-stitched bags, knitted stoles made from lace yarn
Swaantje Holtfoth – Fragments and semi-finished products and “roasted” fabrics for creative processing
Sybille Kuhlmann – Unusual accessories made from antique linen
Rosemarie Lück – Jewellery made from beads, buttons and fabric; work materials
Sylvia Mahl – Colliers and other necklaces, bracelets and armlets
Bärbel Malek – Felt and hand-made paper ranging from objects to fashion
Anne-Marie Mormon – Glass beads, jewellery
Eva Mühlebach – Textile treasures in various techniques: chain stitching, pictures, cards, books