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Drawing of a Peking knot.Drawing of a Peking knot.This Wednesday morning workshop will focus on various types of embroidery knots, including the French knot, the bullion knot and the Peking knot. The workshop will be given by Joke van Soest, free-lance embroidery teacher.

The French knot is a decorative stitch used to create one or more small knots or dots on a ground material.

The bullion stitch is a decorative technique that is worked by twisting a thread around a sewing needle several times before inserting the needle into the cloth. Short bullion stitches are sometimes called bullion knots.

The Peking knot is characteristic for much of Chinese traditional embroidery in silk, whereby rows of these fine stitches are used to fill in the motifs. Other, more romantic names for this stitch are the blind knot or the forbidden knot.

Date: Wednesday 26 February 2020. Time: 10.00 – 13.00. Location: TRC Leiden, Hogewoerd 164, 2351 HW Leiden, The Netherlands. Lecturer: Joke van Soest. Language: Dutch. Fees: 30 euro. Materials/coffee/tea 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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