Wednesday morning workshop, 30th May: Decorative darning.

Dutch darning sampler, early 20th century. TRC 2014.1006

Dutch darning sampler, early 20th century. TRC 2014.1006

Darning has long been a skill required from women in order to mend garments and household textiles. This necessity developed into an art form called decorative darning. This workshop looks at the history of decorative darning, while the practical element allows partipants to challenge their weaving and embroidery skills.

The workshop will be given by Joke van Soest, free-lance embroidery teacher. 

Date: 30th May 2018. Time: 10.00-13.00. Address: TRC, Hogewoerd 164, Leiden. Maximum number of participants: 15. Registration:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  Costs: €25. Language: Dutch. Advance registration required.


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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 !

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