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Examples of twine binding.Examples of twine binding.

Plant fibers are the oldest textile materials of mankind. They have been in use for millennia, long before the first woolly sheep appeared on the scene. Fine plaits, ropes, mats and even headwear and shoes made from lime bark, nettle, willow bark, grasses and rushes are known from the Stone Age.

During the workshop we are introduced to these prehistoric braiding materials and techniques. The participants don't have to bring anything but a good dose of patience.

This Wednesday morning workshop is given by Dorothee Olthof, an expert in the field of archaeological textiles and in the reconstruction of medieval and later clothing.

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Location: TRC Leiden, Hogewoerd 164, 2351 HW Leiden, the Netherlands. Teacher: Dorothee Olthof. Language: Dutch. Costs: 30 euros. Materials / coffee / tea are provided. Max number of participants: 12. Please register well in advance: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Tel. +31 (0)71 5134144 /
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Open on Mondays - Thursdays
from 10.00 - 16.00.

Bank account number:
NL39 INGB 0002 9823 59,
Stichting Textile Research Centre

Entrance is free, but donations are always welcome!

TRC Gallery exhibition:
5 Febr. -25 June 2020: American Quilts

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