KHF Conference & AGM, Netherlands - 2 & 3 Nov 2019

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When: 2nd & 3rd November 2019

Where: De Tuinzall (The Garden Room) at the Grand Cafe de Burcht, Burgsteeg 14, 2312 JS Leiden for the Conference on Saturday 2nd with the AGM to be held on Sunday 3rd November at the Textile Research Centre,Hogewoerd 164, 2311 HW, Leiden

What: The Knitting History Forum has been invited to the picturesque town of Leiden in the Netherlands to participate in the finalé of the Texel shipwreck 17th century silk stockings project led by Chrystel Brandenburgh and hosted by the Textile Research Centre. There will be a full day of lectures about the Texel project, stocking production (including dyeing), how to study historic knitwear, and best practices in citizen science textile research.

There will be a €25 fee to cover the cost of the venue and refreshments (tea/coffee/etc) during the day (in addition to the usual KHF annual membership fee of £25).

Leiden is a delightful place to visit with all the charm of Amsterdam but on a much smaller scale. There are great places to eat and reasonably priced accommodation. A canal tour and a walk in the botanic gardens are highly recommended. There is also a possibility of a visit to the tiny museum Het Leids Wevershuis, built in about 1560, which vividly shows the living conditions of 16th and 17th century textile craftspeople.

It is approximately 30 minutes from Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport by train to Leiden. There are many trains each day from London to Leiden with the journey time between four and six hours (depending on time of day and weekday or weekend service).

Attendees will be responsible for organising their own travel, accommodation and food but there will be suggestions and recommendations circulated.

Please let us know if you plan to join us as soon as possible!

Please reply to KHF Membership Secretary by email