"Industriemuseum: Textile Passage" Top 5 Page for this destination Chemnitz Industrial Museum Tip by Kathrin_E

Chemnitz Industrial Museum, Chemnitz: 4 reviews and 16 photos

  Straße der Textilien
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  • Straße der Textilien - Chemnitz
      Straße der Textilien
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  • The Spinning Jenny - Chemnitz
      The Spinning Jenny
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  • Machine for round knitting - Chemnitz
      Machine for round knitting
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  • A machine that makes crocheted ribbons - Chemnitz
      A machine that makes crocheted ribbons
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Straße der Textilien ("Textile Passage") is the title of an exhibition in the basement of the Museum of Industry. It shows the way "from fibre to fabric", from freshly harvested cotton bolls to yarn production, weaving, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, sewing and finally the finished piece of clothing. It shows the development of machines in the textile industry, beginning with the spinning wheel, then the Spinning Jenny as the first mechanical tool for spinning, and so on - new inventions were introduced and machines at became more and more efficient. Knowing a little about crafts like knitting, crocheting, and embroidery helps to understand what the machines do.

All machines are fully functional and ready for work. There is a nice lady around who will set them in motion and show and explain to visitors what they do. I was alone so I even got a private tour.

There is more about the exhibition in the museum's website.

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  • Written Oct 9, 2011
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