Wool diaries : sample books
Textile designers Oda Pausma, Borre Akkersdijk and Pauline van Dongen studied sample books and books in the library at the start of the Wool diaries project. Tilburg used to be the wool capital of the Netherlands, so we have a large collection of sample books with woollen fabrics.
We have sample books from Tilburg mills like Mommers. Textielschool students recorded their learning proces in samples in workbooks. In sample books from textile traders from the start of the 20th century you can find woollen textiles for sports clothing. Borre Akkersdijk is researching the use of wool in contemporary sports colthing.
In the sample room in the library you can see these sample books and also on Pinterest you can find them.