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Sample of embroidered black cotton cloth with a square design enclosing various, interconnecting geometric shapes and applied mirrors. Factory woven cloth, hand embroidery (blanket stitch, stem stitch, chain stitch, couched herringbone stitch). India, late 20th century (TRC 2019.0286).Sample of embroidered black cotton cloth with a square design enclosing various, interconnecting geometric shapes and applied mirrors. Factory woven cloth, hand embroidery (blanket stitch, stem stitch, chain stitch, couched herringbone stitch). India, late 20th century (TRC 2019.0286).Embroidery is an ancient, diverse and important tradition for the decoration of garments and items around the home and public buildings. There are many forms of embroidery, literally hundreds, from the chain stitch examples found in the tomb of Tutankhamun (died c. 1323 BC) to the double sided embroideries of Han China, which are still being produced.

The aim of this interactive, one-day programme is for the participants to understand the basics of the main techniques, and to look and study the various tools and materials used during the process of making a piece of embroidery. Throughout the one-day course, examples from the TRC’s extensive collection of embroideries from around the world will be examined to see how men and women over the centuries have made and used this decorative form of needlework.

The course will be given by Dr. Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood, a specialist in the field of embroidery history and author of the series Encyclopedia of Embroidery from ..... (London: Bloomsbury 2016ff.). If you have a particular piece of embroidery you would like help in identifying, then you are welcome to bring it with you to the workshop.

Date: Wednesday 29th July 2020. Time: 09.30 – 16.00. Location: TRC Leiden, Hogewoerd 164, 2351 HW Leiden, The Netherlands. Lecturer: Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood. Language: Dutch. Fees: 80 euro. Materials/coffee/tea provided. Max. number of participants: 7. 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:
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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 Stichting Textile Research Centre.
 
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