Owing to the development of the chemical industry, the textile universe includes a wide variety of techniques for processing both natural fibres (hemp, flax, cotton, wool) and synthetic ones (melana wool, elastane, viscose etc.) Along with the weaving techniques presented in Hall 1 dedicated to the textile heritage, the exhibition presents other technical skills in the textile field, archaeologically proven to be the oldest ones known in the history of humanity. These are techniques of knitting hemp, flax, wool, cotton yarns, which, although using minimal primitive tools, achieve notable technical performances being transmitted from generation to generation. This prehistoric "technology" preceding the weaving technique is known as knitting by sticks. In this context we also include the knitting of trimmingsin wooden trough with traditional bobbins, certified as a craftsmanship practiced by the people of the Schei district of Brasov for hundreds of years.

Our thematic approach also presents techniques learnt by young women at handwork courses or in embroidery schools set up at the end of the 19th century-beginning of the 20th century such as bobbin lacetechnique, the more recent filet technique spread around 1900 both in towns and countryside as well as knotted lace and tulle embroidery (embroidery on machine made net).

The development of Brasov textile industry, more efficient and more cost-effective due to the introduction of the improved machines, is illustrated by the presence of a knitting machine also used for tulle making belonging to a Brasovian workshop from the beginning of the 20th century.

In Brasov there were a considerable number of workshops and factories. The first to be mentioned are the Stockings and Knitwear Company owned by the Johann Herter family, that of Schwabe Aug. & Co., Julius Teutsch's stocking factory and Georg Foith's knitwear factory with a diversified modern production that dominated the interwar period. The workshop "Tricoto" in Săcele belonging to Anton Chicomban held its activity during the same period. Commercials and photographs in the newspapers of the epoch speak about them revealing the emancipated world of Braşov, rhythms and trends in the way of life of this city.