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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.

Sample of red figured velvet, Europe, 18th century (TRC 2011.0389).Sample of red figured velvet, Europe, 18th century (TRC 2011.0389).

Depending on national regulations, the TRC attendance protocol may apply.

The lecturer of this workshop is Dr Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood, director of the TRC.

Date: 2 December 2020. Time: 09.30 - 16.00. Location: TRC Leiden, Hogewoerd 164, 2311 HW Leiden, the Netherlands. Lecturer: Gillian Vogelsang. Language: Dutch and/or English. Costs: 80 euros, to be paid at the start of the workshop. Coffee / tea and materials are provided, but lunch is not. Max and min. number of participants: 5 (more if allowed by national regulations). Please register well in advance: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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The TRC is open again from Tuesday, 2nd June, but by appointment only.

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TRC Gallery exhibition:
5 Febr. -27 August 2020: American Quilts

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