Finally: After a two-year Corona break, we are back at the big flax market in Krefeld-Linn at Pentecost. In the castle courtyard we clearly explain the route from the silkworm to the silk thread. Right next door - in the nostalgic spinning room - old textile handicrafts come to life.
The focus is on a wooden (shaft) loom, from which our weavers elicit a skilful Schipp-Schapp. The preliminary stages of weaving are also explained. This is where the pattern artist, patron and card smasher come into play. We also offer our fine collection of silk scarves and ties at one of the largest handicraft markets in Germany; namely with those historical patterns that were once made in the parament weaving workshop of Hubert Gotzes (our current museum).
The flax market is open on Saturday, June 4th, Sunday, June 5th (our museum is closed) and Monday, June 6th from 10 a.m. Open until 7 p.m. on the first two days and until 6 p.m. on Mondays. Saturday is family day, children up to the age of 16 have free admission. More information at

Where does the silk thread actually come from? We show this in an exciting demonstration in the castle courtyard at the flax market in Linn.  Photo: HdS archive