Silk Stockings Project: The Hall of Fame

The TRC Silk Stockings Project is progressing well. Last year summer, some forty knitters started with their attempt to knit stockings with extremely fine needles and equally fine silk threads. They were going to reconstruct the seventeenth century silk stockings that had been discovered in a ship wreck off the coast of the Dutch island of Texel some years ago. The first stockings have now been completed! The photographs show the proud knitters and their results. 

Zuzana Baakman and Marialli Buitendijk were the first to complete a stocking. Others who have completed their work are Wina van Sprang, Nel Betrand, Sjoukje Bruining, Nicola King, Loes Staal and Tonsy Stam. Zuzana has in the meantime knitted a second stocking. Congratulations to all!

Zuzana Baakman and Marialli Buitendijk.

Zuzana Baakman and Marialli Buitendijk.

Wina van Sprang with stocking

Wina van Sprang with stocking

Zuzana Baakman with second stocking

Zuzana Baakman with second stocking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sjoukje Bruining with stocking

Sjoukje Bruining with stocking

Nicola King with stocking

Nicola King with stocking

 

Nel Bertrand (photograph Texelse Courant)

Nel Bertrand (photograph Texelse Courant)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tonsy Stam and her stocking

Tonsy Stam and her stocking

Loes Staal with stocking

Loes Staal with stocking

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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 Stichting Textile Research Centre. 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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