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!