HBO & WO

HBO & WO

Overview programs

Guided tours

Guided tour TextielLab
Guided tour Industrialisation
Guided tour 'From Fibre to Fabric'
Guided tour Temporary Exhibitions

 

Workshops

Felt
Moulage

 

Customised

Program consultancy
Working in the TextielLab

 

General information

The TextielMuseum gives you the opportunity to build your own program. The offered workshops and guided tours can be easily combined.

Costs

Costs are mentioned per program. This includes guidance by a museum teacher or guide.

For every workshop, we charge one extra hour because of the preparation and cleaning up afterwards. Material costs will be charged as well.

You always pay the entrance fee. For students, this is € 5,50. Students of Fontys Tilburg / Tilburg University get a 50% discount (they pay € 2,75). Students with a museum card are for free. 

Groups

The maximum number of students for a workshop or tour is 15.

Application

Please apply by using our application form, at least two weeks before the date of your visit. In case you would like to organise a program with a group of sixty students or more, we advise you to book earlier, because of our limited space.

Conditions

Please read our museum rules here.

Guided tour TextielLab

Watch an artist at work

The TextielLab is the ‘beating heart’ of the museum; an innovative workshop where research and experiment are main pillars. Every day, our experts work on extraordinary textile products together with designers and artists. Walking through the Lab, you will be introduced to all techniques available: weaving, knitting, laser-cutting, embroidery and tufting.

Duration 1 hour or 1,5 hour
Costs                                      € 50,- for 1 hour, € 75 for 1,5 hour (excl. entrance fee)
Special It is possible to combine a tour with one of the workshops

Go to the application form

 

Guided tour Industrialisation

The history of the textile industry in Tilburg

What was it like, in the earlier days, in a textile factory? How were textiles produced before there were factories? What does the term ‘Kruikenzeiker’ (jug pisser) mean? During this tour, all these questions will be answered. You will visit the Woollen Blanket Factory with the steam engine and the DamaskWeaving and special attention will be paid to the building, which originally was a textile factory.

Duration 1 hour or 1,5 hour
Costs                                      € 50,- for 1 hour, € 75 for 1,5 hour (excl. entrance fee)
Special It is possible to combine a tour with one of the workshops

Go to the application form

 

Guided tour 'From Fibre to Fabric'

To get a good understanding of the weaving and knitting techniques, it is important to know the different stages of the production process. This tour starts with a raw fibre and guides you via the carding and spinning technique to the loom and weaving machine and the knitting machine where the end results become visible.

Duration 1 hour or 1,5 hour
Costs                                      € 50,- for 1 hour, € 75 for 1,5 hour (excl. entrance fee)
Special It is possible to combine a tour with one of the workshops

Go to the application form

 

Guided tour temporary exhibitions

Every year, the TextielMuseum offers four exhibitions. Our tour guide will take you to the collection - and the theme exhibition (with a focus on textile art, design or fashion) and tell you about the making process of several objects. Of course, the TextielLab plays an important role in this as well.

Duration 1 hour
Costs                                      € 50,- (excl. entrance fee)

Go to the application form

 

Workshop Felt

Inspiration and felting

Wool felting, one of the oldest textile techniques, is still a very popular technique today. Professional designers, like Claudy Jongstra, use it often in their work. This workshop starts with a presentation of inspiring felt practises in design, fashion and art. After that, you will learn the basic principles of felting. By using soapy water, warmth and rubbing you will end up with a colourful felt product of your own.

Duration 1,5 hour
Costs € 75,- (excl. entrance fee)
Preparation € 50,-
Material   € 1,-

Go to the application form

 

Workshop Moulage

Weaving with seat belts

Moulage literally means ‘to shape’. In this case, it means shaping clothing on a body or mannequin. In this workshop students are introduced to the basic theory of weaving, after which they will start weaving different bindings on a body, using seat belts.

Duration 2 hours
Costs € 100,- (excl. entrance fee)
Preparation € 50,-

 Go to the application form

 

Program consultancy

For academies and universities with design, textile, and product development departments, customised programs can be made. Students can, for example, weave on the hand loom, knit on the flatbed knitting machine and embroider by hand or on the machine. The programs are all about learning to apply several textile techniques, experiment with different weave bindings, knit and embroider stitches and the use of contemporary and extraordinary yarns.

In the library, students can have a look at the ‘Textielwarenkast’ in which materials (raw materials, semi-finished products and end products) are displayed. It is also possible to look for inspiration in the (historical) sample books in the ‘Stalenkamer’(sample room).

 

Work in the TextielLab, for groups and individual students

Within the framework of talent and skill development, the TextielMuseum offers two types of programs for advanced students to work in the TextielLab.

Groups

Every school year, the museum offers three (inter)national schools, with a specialised textile or product development department, the opportunity to set up a program, minor or project, that their third-year students can attend at the TextielLab. These programs are all about experimenting with and introducing them to all textile techniques, materials and (industrial) machines available. Interested schools can contact our Education department at the beginning of the school year.

Individual students

The TextielLab offers six (inter)national graduates the possibility to develop their final project at our Lab. More information.

Booking requests can be made by filling out our form (see below). After receiving your request, we will send you a quotation. For further information, please use the form as well.

Application form

 

Contact information

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Important! An application may be submitted up to two weeks before the chosen date.