At Christmas, skills from our local craftsmen are put to good use, especially to create an exclusive fabric that will be seen only in the Land of Carols and Fabrics.
Thousands of meters of fabric decorate the Christmas markets and monuments and are used to make many items and gifts to bring back from a getaway in Alsace.
The by-products - only available in the Tourist Offices of the Land of Carols and Fabrics - are created and made locally. They will allow the visitor to recreate at home the magical atmosphere of a Christmas in Alsace.
Tablecloths, napkins, placemats, table runners, aprons are available.
2019 edition - Sonate
With its patterns and colors specifically created every year the Christmas fabric is a testimony to the textile history of Mulhouse and its region and gives the city its originality.
Entitled "Christmas Sonata", this fabric is inspired by two elements: one is a model on paper by Thierry Mieg made in Mulhouse in the 1860s with a motif representing an angel playing the flute. Indeed, it was in the 18th century that angels appeared in fabrics and decorative art, from the first textile prints, becoming a fashion phenomenon from the 1850s to 1880s. The other is an Alsatian visual dating from the same period and of unknown manufacture. The whole forms a harmonious fabric whose melody is in harmony with the magic of Christmas.