Wednesday morning workshop, 26 April: Decorative darning
Decorative darning is a needlework technique. In it we use the terms weft and warp, because in fact you weave on a small scale. It used to be done by young girls on so called darning samplers. They had to learn darning for their future function in the household; it was functional to restore weak spots and holes in sheets and clothes. Now we use this technique in a decorative form. You can combine colours and motives in one sampler or use the darns as ornaments on clothes.
As usual with the Wednesday morning workshops, the theoretical and visual will be combined with the practical. The workshop will include a lecture describing the general history of darning. We will show you various examples of darning. The workshop will include basic level darning techniques. The workshop will be given by Nan van der Storm, one of the TRC staff. Please register well in advance.
The workshop will be repeated on 9th November 2017.
TRC in a nutshell
Hogewoerd 164, 2311 HW Leiden. Tel. +31 (0)71 5134144 / +31 (0)6 28830428 email@example.com
Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 10.00-16.00 hrs, other days by appointment.
Bank account number: NL39 INGB 0002 9823 59
Entrance is free, but donations are always welcome !