TextielLab for students

‘Plenty of food for thought’ is how the dozens of students who we supervise every year during various internships and work placements experience the TextielLab. The TextielLab gives students the opportunity to carry out projects in a workshop setting and to use all the techniques, materials and the knowledge of the specialists who work here.

Tailored subject material

The TextielLab is a centre for development. It is not only ideal for professionals, but also welcomes students. Here they can use the passementerie, embroidery and laser-cutting techniques. Knitting and weaving are only available to students in the final year of their study programme. The TextielLab applies a strict selection procedure in this respect and internships last three to six months. Embroidery and laser-cutting internships last one month.

The available places are for students who study at a textile, fashion, or design academy, and for students who have recently graduated and wish to gain experience in their chosen discipline. The TextielLab gives students a reduced price for selected projects.


Selection for knitting and weaving projects

We select approximately eight projects (per academic year) that are carried out at a reduced rate in the TextielLab. The selection procedure is open to students who are in their final year of the study. Students can apply prior to 15 October. This application consists of a clear, concise description of the project including visual material and / or sketch design, a CV, portfolio and motivation for why the student wants to work in the TextielLab. Please observe the following guidelines:

  • CV, maximum of 1 A4
  • Portfolio, maximum of 5 pages
  • Project description, maximum of 500 words
  • Project images, maximum of 5 pages

The selection committee selects student applications. This committee consists of a group of technical and creative specialists from the TextielMuseum, including curators and product developers. Keep in mind that many requests are made. Applications for which images or portfolios are missing will not be processed. The students’ investment usually amounts to at least € 700, – excl. VAT.

Working period TextielLab: November, December 2021