The word Kelsch (Kölsch, Koelsch) refers to a checked or striped linen or hemp cloth.
For many centuries, the flax and hemp cultures spread throughout Alsace and gave birth to a specific local craftsmanship in which the weaving professions multiplied. For four centuries this cloth was the essential element in the outfits of the women of Alsace. It has experienced all sorts of influences and fashions. More recently, technical advances in weaving and dying have led to a resurgence of interest.
Discover the secrets of weaving this traditional Alsace cloth and its history at Sentheim's Kelsch weaving workshop. Linen and cotton are produced there on a backstrap loom to which natural, precious and metal fibres are added to obtain a creative and modern product.
Group visits are possible all year round by appointment.
39 Grand'Rue - 68290 Sentheim
+333 89 82 86 70
Adults: 2 €
Children: free-of-charge (-16 years)
see also :
- The Wesserling discovery trail
- South Gate to the Alsace Wine Route in Thann
- The Clog Gallery at Kruth
- Cottage craftworkers
- The François Schneider Foundation
- ceramic factory in Guewenheim
- The Thur Doller Alsace train
- Steinbach - Silberthal mines
- Storckensohn Oil Mill
- geology house Sentheim
- The Wesserling Park