Wednesday workshop, 29 May: Identifying velvets

Early 19th century Chinese, silk velvet for the European market velvet (TRC 2018.2401).

Early 19th century Chinese, silk velvet for the European market velvet (TRC 2018.2401).

As part of the TRC velvet exhibition  about the history and use of velvet, the TRC is running a three-hour workshop on what is velvet and how to identify the main types, including block printed, ciselé, cut and uncut velvet, crushed, devoré, pile, pile-on-pile, solid, voided (tabby and satin forms), etc.

The workshop is intended for those working with, or for those interested in different forms of velvet, rather than as a practical workshop on how to make velvet. The workshop will be given by Dr. Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood, director of the TRC and curator of the velvet exhibition. 

Date: 29 May 2019. Time: 10.00 until 13.00. Fee: 25 euros, incl. coffee/tea. Venue: TRC, Hogewoerd 164, 2311 HW Leiden. Language: Dutch. Please register well 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, Stichting Textile Research Centre

Entrance is free, but donations are always welcome !

TRC Gallery exhibition: 22 Jan. - 27 June: Velvet!

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