This one-day course looks into the subject of what is velvet and examines its history, the main types and the uses of velvet over the last six hundred or so years. The course includes a strong practical element. The necessary equipment and yarns will be provided. A knowledge of weaving is not required. Participants will also be given a range of velvet and related weave samples from the TRC Collection to inspect and study. The course continues the knowledge and experience built up in preparation of the Velvet exhibition at the TRC, in 2019.
Depending on national regulations, the TRC attendance protocol may apply.
The lecturer of this workshop is Dr Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood, director of the TRC.