The Winter 2009 issue of our Newsletter is coming up in a month's time. In the Summer 2009 issue we asked your special attention for the procedure to obtain more content from our members. We are glad to inform you that the new procedure seems to become effective. We are getting more promises for content. As a first result we publish some pictures from Käthe Haas (Germany) and Annie Engborg (Sweden) in our slideshow below.
We are glad that we continually can add new members to our mailing list. Not by the hundreds, but anyhow a positive development. We often get the question if one has to pay to become a member. The answer still is: No, everything is free. Nevertheless we do have a sincere wish: When you read the Newsletters, please keep in mind that other weavers have contributed most of the content.
For the rest of the text: see below the slideshow.
First visit to this site?
When this is your first visit to this site we advise you to look at the menu item About this site to read about the ideas and purpose of this site.
Please also take a look to the text History of the Network(below)
Here some pictures of work from our members,
Network exhibitions, etc.
To stop scrolling put the mouse pointer on a picture
Please leave a message in our guestbook
scrol down there for the entries of others)
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And we have a continuous shortage of content as you might understand. So, why not write an article yourself. Need not to be long or highbrow. Also our beginner members value simple writings about your work and experiences. Also our "meet our member" series is valued. So just tell us what type of damask your are weaving, what type of loom you have, what type of weaving education you have, etc. Just send your draft, preferably with a picture, to Laura (email@example.com) and we will do the editing and (if required) the translation from Dutch, German, Swedish or Danish to our (not native) English. When you plan to send us your contribution)s) please separate the pictures from the text An other question (notably from new members) is if we can send copies of the foregoing Newsletters. Unfortunately we do not have such a service at this moment. May be we can make a booklet of all previous Newsletters somewhere in the future. When this idea becomes more realistic we will inform all of you.
Please take a look a the latest News item (right hand site of this page) with information about an interesting exhibition of the Mixtura group from 27th June until 23rd August 2009 in the facilities of messrs Zürcher & Stalder in Kirchberg/Bern (Switserland). The text is in German, however, will be clear enough to you (we hope).
We had a problem with the link to the page about the Dutch Damask Route. This implies that for the time being we can only offer you the English version. We shall correct this as soon as possible.
We have also refreshed our front page slide show a little with some new pictures pictures of one of our new members Mette Frokjaer from Denmark. We previously included the pictures of Bea Burggraaf that before were shown on a separate page.
Please note that this is the new site's URL ( http://home.hccnet.nl/l.diepenbroek ). The old version will not be on-line from January !st 2010 onwards.
Want to become a member too? Read the info below.
We should like to invite you in sending us (either by our mail address Laura Diepenbroek or through our guestbook below) data about interesting exhibitions for weavers and interesting websites. We then can publish them in a special chapter of this website or in the coming Newsletter.
The history of the International Damask Network
About ten years ago (on 17th April 1997 to be precise) Mr. Maurice Piot, living in the Swiss village of Gland near Lausanne, took the initiative to bring together Damask weavers from all over the world. As an enthusiastic promoter for Damask and Damask (hand)weaving he also took the initiative to publish a quarterly Damask Newsletter. Over the years this Newsletter gained momentum and grew from simple black and white copied pages into a nice and colorful quarterly (now sent by e-mail to all members).
Since mid 2007 we issue the Newsletters in three languages, viz. English, German and Swedish/Danish and since Winter 2008 we had to go back to just an English version because of lack of translators..
At this moment approx. 100 weavers are a member of the Network. They share their experiences, inspire each other and participate in international exhibitions of their work. All this with a lot of initiative, motivation and persuation of mr. Piot during the first 10 years of our existence.
This truly international group has members in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the USA, Sweden and Switzerland. The membership is totally free of charge. The only request is that members are prepared to send information or an article about damask weaving at least once in two years and want to introduce themselves and tell us what they are weaving..
This simple website serves as a means of communication between members and to publish their contributions or read contributions of others. We have added a questbook (see below) and hope this will help communication among the members (and others interested in damask weaving).
When you are interested in previous issues of our Newsletters, please send an e-mail toMail to Laura and Jan and we will gladly send them to you bij e-mail.
When you want something to be published, have suggestions or else, please also send an e-mail to Mail to Laura and Jan