With Textiles Zentrum Haslach, CREATIVA 2013 is showcasing an innovative Austrian cultural project, which has devoted its energies to the diversity of textile creations. Beyond traditional borders, textile art, handicrafts, production and training are combined under a single roof and new synergies are created.
Textiles Zentrum Haslach is situated in the north of Austria, in the traditional linen weaving region of Mühlviertel. It is housed within the premises of two historical textile factories and accommodates the following partners under a common roof:
The weaving museum allows visitors to the building to immerse themselves in the richness of Mühlviertel's textile-related tradition and offers the opportunity to grasp classical textile materials, samples and structures, as well as new innovations, both in an intellectual and physical sense.
On its premises, Textile Kultur Haslach [Haslach Textile Culture] offers weaving courses and workshops on the most diverse textile techniques and design processes and organises special exhibitions featuring contemporary textile art.
The socioeconomic manufacturing facility of Haslach is specialised in processing regional sheep's wool. Under the alom wolle [alom wool] brand, high-quality felt products, woollen materials and covers are created in-house within a virtually closed manufacturing chain.
In cooperation with the University of Art and Design Linz, the Shuttle university course offers a new form of training on the weaving machines in Textiles Zentrum Haslach, which brings design and textile technology closer together.
The weaving mill is specialised in the manufacture of individual woven fabrics and products created in small batches; it is also open to co-operations with companies, fashion designers and textile artists.
At CREATIVA, the diverse products and services that Textiles Zentrum Haslach has to offer are being presented and open up new perspectives that arise from combining historical cultural assets and future-oriented textile design. The visitors are offered the opportunity to try out different textile processes themselves and to get involved in designing.