TRC Intensive Textile Course, 13-17 May. Still places available

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Photograph taken at the TRC Intensive Textile Course in April 2017.

Photograph taken at the TRC Intensive Textile Course in April 2017.

In 2019, the TRC will again be running its successful five-day intensive courses on textiles. The first will take place from 25-29 March. The course is repeated from 13-17 May, 21-25 October and 18-22 November. The courses are being taught in English by Dr Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood, textile and dress historian and director of the TRC. The courses are a mixture of theoretical and practical elements, with an emphasis on trying out the various techniques of textile production (spinning, dyeing, weaving), on holding and examining fibres, textiles and finished items, all in order to learn and understand what is happening and why various combinations take place. The aim is to make textiles less ‘frightening’ and allow people to look at a textile, from virtually any historical period or culture, and be able to understand it. 

 

Over the years, the courses have attracted a wide range of participants from renowned institutes, such as the Rijkmuseum in Amsterdam, the British Museum in London, the Centre for Textile Research in Copenhagen, the Netherlands Forensic Institute, as well as commercial groups (Kwantum), but also enthusiasts without an institutional backing from the Netherlands and abroad, who are often just as curious and stimulating as the professionals. A personal report, written by dr. Dana Sonnenschein, who attended the course in September 2016, can be consulted by clicking here. A recent impression, written by a participant from the Museum of Fine Art in Belgrade, Serbia (November 2018), can be read here.

Fees for the full course, including the use of materials, are € 700. Those who want to attend the course, please contact the TRC

The course is an absolute 'must' for anyone dealing with archaeological, historical and modern textiles, for designers and fashion students, as well as anyone who is seriously interested in all aspects of textile history and production, and simply wants to know and practise more. Over the years, the course has attracted participants from renowned institutes such as the Rijkmuseum in Amsterdam, the British Museum in London, the Centre for Textile Research in Copenhagen, the Netherlands Forensic Institute, the Hermitage in St Petersburg, as well as commercial groups (Kwantum), but also enthusiasts without an institutional backing from the Netherlands and abroad, who are often just as curious and stimulating as the professionals. A personal report, written by Dr. Dana Sonnenschein, New Haven, USA, who attended the course in September 2016, can be consulted by clicking here.

Course content:

Day 1: Fibre identification

Theory: Introduction to the different types of textile fibres (plant, animal, fur, mineral, artificial, and synthetic).

Practical: Basic fibre identification using senses, burning, staining and microscopic techniques.

Day 2: Spinning and yarns

Theory: Preparation and spinning of main types of natural fibres; the basic spinning techniques: hand spinning; wheel (spindle, spinning); machine spinning.

Practical: Hand spinning and wheel spinning; identification of the main types of spun yarns.

Day 2 (late afternoon): Dyes and dyeing:

Theory: Introduction to the main types of plant, animal, mineral, synthetic dyes and dyeing techniques.

Day 3: Weaves and weaving

Theory: Introduction tothe main types of hand and machine looms (flat, vertical, backstrap, treddle, warp-weighted, draw, jacquard, etc; introduction to the main types of weaves and finishes).

Practical: Identification of the main types of weaves; drawing a simple weave graph; working with different types of simple looms to reconstruct the weaves just looked at.

Day 4 (morning): Weaves and weaving (cont.)

Day 4 (afternoon): Non-woven materials

Theory: Introduction to the main forms of non-woven materials: leather,felt, knitted, crochet, braids, laces, etc.

Practical: Identification of the basic non-woven forms; basic felt making.

Day 5: Decorative techniques

Theory: Introduction to the main forms of decorative techniques:(a) printed (batik, block, plate, roller, screen; computer); (b) applied (appliqué; embroidery; braids, bands and tassels; sequins, spangles, beads; etc).

Practical: Identification of the basic forms of decoration.

Summary

  • Dates in 2019: 25-29 March, 13-17 May; 21-25 October; 18-22 November.
  • Time: 09.00 - 16.30, incl. lunch and coffee breaks.
  • Max. number of participants: 8
  • Min.number of participants: 5
  • Course language: English
  • Costs: € 700 (half of which to be transferred in advance)
  • Provided: Equipment, samples, handouts, tea and coffee
  • Not provided: lunches
  • Location: TRC, Hogewoerd 164, 2311 HW Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Registration: please send an email to the TRC:  Dit e-mailadres is beschermd tegen spambots. U heeft Javascript nodig om het te kunnen zien. . We will contact you with further details.
  • For further information: Textile Research Centre, Hogewoerd 164, 2311 HW Leiden, The Netherlands. Tel. +31 (0)71 5134144 / +31 (0)6 28830428;   Dit e-mailadres is beschermd tegen spambots. U heeft Javascript nodig om het te kunnen zien.

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Hogewoerd 164, 2311 HW Leiden. Tel. +31 (0)71 5134144 / +31 (0)6 28830428  info@trc-leiden.nl

Openingstijden: Maandag tot/met donderdag, van 10.00 tot 16.00 uur. Andere dagen alleen volgens afspraak.

Bankrekening: NL39 INGB 0002 9823 59

Toegang gratis, maar een vrijwillige bijdrage is zeer welkom.

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Financiële giften

The TRC is afhankelijk van project-financiering en privé-donaties. Al ons werk wordt verricht door vrijwilligers. Ter ondersteuning van de vele activiteiten van het TRC vragen wij U daarom om financiële steunGiften kunt U overmaken op bankrekeningnummer NL39 INGB 000 298 2359, t.n.v. Stichting Textile Research Centre. Omdat het TRC officieel is erkend als een Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling (ANBI), en daarbij ook nog als een Culturele Instelling, zijn particuliere giften voor 125% aftrekbaar van de belasting, en voor bedrijven zelfs voor 150%. Voor meer informatie, klik hierVoor het overmaken van giften, kunt U ook gebruik maken van Paypal: