Wednesday morning workshop 29th August: Historical quilting techniques and designs.

Quilted child's coat from Iran, 19th century (TRC 1997.0285).

Quilted child's coat from Iran, 19th century (TRC 1997.0285).

This Wednesday morning workshop will be given by Dr Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood, director TRC. Quilting is often regarded as a relatively modern, typically Western technique, but in fact it is an ancient form of sewing that can be found in many parts of the world.

In this workshop she will be discussing various historical forms, some of them nearly two thousand years old, and originating from Europe, America, the Middle East and Asia. The workshop has theoretical and practical elements. Participants will be encouraged and assisted in trying out various historical and non-Western techniques.

Date: 29th August 2018. Time: 10.00 - 13.00. Costs: 25 euros including materials, tea/coffee. Location: TRC, Hogewoerd 164, 2311 HW Leiden. Participants: maximum of 15 people. Please register in advance 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

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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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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