Wednesday morning workshop, 29th August: What is velvet?

Little girl's cape made from velvet, from Iran, early 20th century (TRC 1998.0404).

Little girl's cape made from velvet, from Iran, early 20th century (TRC 1998.0404).

This Wednesday morning workshop will be given by Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood, director TRC. The workshop focuses on the question: what is velvet? It is important to understand how velvet is made and what the various types are, in order to understand how the cloth was used and how it can be used for clothing, embroidery, and quilting, and other techniques.

The workshop will accompany an exhibition at he TRC on velvet worldwide, which will open in late August 2018. The workshop will, as usual, contain theoretical and practical elements, and in particular the identification of the various basic forms of velvet on the basis of the exhibition and the TRC collection.

Date: 29th August. Time: 10.00 - 13.00. Costs: 25 euros including materials, tea/coffee. Location: Hogewoerd 164, 2311 HW  Leiden. Participants: maximum of 15 people. Language: Dutch. Please register at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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

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 !

Current exhibition: For a few sacks more ...., until 28th June

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Donations

The TRC is dependent on project support and individual donations. All of our work is being carried out by volunteers. To support the TRC activities, we therefore welcome your financial assistance: donations can be transferred to bank account number NL39 INGB 000 298 2359, in the name of the Textile Research Centre, Leiden. Since the TRC is officially recognised as a non-profit making cultural institution (ANBI), donations are tax deductible for 125% for individuals, and 150% for commercial companies. For more information, click here
 
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