Workshops on rush weaving in Taiwan: 29 Oct.-2 Nov.


Woman weaving with rushes, Taiwan.

Woman weaving with rushes, Taiwan.

From 30th October until 2nd November, the TRC is the venue for a series of practical workshops on rush weaving. The meetings are organised in the context of a special Spotlight Taiwan programme, organised by the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS, Leiden), and sponsored by the Taiwanese Ministry of Culture. Together with the workshops there will be a special, temporary exhibition at the TRC on rush weaving, and a series of lectures and discussions at IIAS (Rapenburg 59, Leiden). The full programme can be downloaded here.

The workshops will be given by a number of specialist craftswomen from Taiwan. The language of communication is English. There will be in total four workshops, and since the techniques discussed and practised will increase in difficulty, participants are encouraged to attend all four meetings, but this is not altogether necessary; the number of participants is limited to twelve per meeting, and there will be plenty of individual assistance to help anyone.

Participation is free of charge, but a donation to the TRC is welcome. The workshops are scheduled for:

  • Tuesday 30th October: 14.00 - 16.30 (there is a guided tour of the exhibition starting at 13.30)
  • Wednesday 31st October: 14.00 - 16.30
  • Thursday 1st November: 14.00 - 17.00
  • Friday 2nd November: 13.30 - 17.00, followed by a reception

Since each workshop can only take a maximum of twelve participants, those who are interested are advised to register in advance at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



Financial donations to the TRC can be made via Paypal; Donaties aan de TRC kunnen worden overgemaakt via Paypal:

TRC in a nutshell

Hogewoerd 164, 2311 HW Leiden. Tel. +31 (0)71 5134144 / +31 (0)6 28830428

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: Sherry Cook's Americaan quilts, until 18th October

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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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