The team from Haus der Seidenkultur (HdS) visited “TextilWerk” in Bocholt, which represents a unique historical textile production complex with its two locations on the left and right banks of the Aa river. More than 20,000 spindles once turned in the Herding spinning mill in Bocholt. On three floors the history and present day story of textiles come alive again. Various exhibitions give insights into historical and modern technology, present fashion design and international textile art. Hansgeorg Hauser (4th from right), Chairman of the Association of Friends organised this very informative daytrip to thank the team of HdS volunteers for their commitment. Dr. Hermann-Josef Stenkamp, Director of TextilWerk, personally guided the group around the site which is on the European Industrial Heritage Route.
Photo: Günter Göbels