Knitting History Forum & TRC Leiden Conference & KHF AGM 2019

The weekend of the KHF Conference & AGM 2019 approaches quickly : Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019. For those who still might be considering joining us for the weekend here is a reminder of the registration details.

The Knitting History Forum Conference is on Saturday 2nd November and a copy of the conference programme is available here https://www.trc-leiden.nl/trc/images/stories/pdf/full%20programme%2020190918.pdf

Conference delegates are also encouraged to support the Knitting History Forum. The annual fee is ÂŁ25 and you can join via the Membership page.

Please register for the conference (Sat 2 Nov) and/or participation in the AGM (Sun 3 Nov) using this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_LmFUjpddmZ5LRvhJ_7fTipc1pgZpM3L4cVSK4L5U4sxN1w/viewform?

Then, pay for your ticket for the conference via PayPal using the “Donate” button on the home page of the Textile Research Centre (https://www.trc-leiden.nl – scroll down the right-hand column) or via PayPal directly to the TRC’s email address (info@trc-leiden.nl).

Normal entrance fee is €25, but for KHF members this is reduced to €15. This is the link for members of KHF to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_LmFUjpddmZ5LRvhJ_7fTipc1pgZpM3L4cVSK4L5U4sxN1w/viewform?

If you have any problems registering via the google form or payment to the TRC Leiden, please email the TRC directly (info@trc-leiden.nl).

Knitting History Forum the international society for the history of knitting and crochet. Eight-pointed star, a common motif in knitting across many cultures.

On Sunday 3rd November, Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood, Director of the Textile Research Centre in Leiden, will host us at the TRC, for the Knitting History Forum Annual General Meeting, followed by a visit to the Wevershuis Museum.

You are welcome to arrive from 10am and we will start the AGM promptly at 10.30am, dealing with KHF business and planning for the year ahead. The meeting will close by 12 noon and we recommend everyone finds their own lunch in the old town centre (minutes of AGM 2018, more info and suggestions of places to eat will follow a fortnight before the event).

Reconstruction Knitted Sanquhar Glove courtesy of Kirstie Buckland. PLEASE DO NOT USE WITHOUT PERMISSION!

In the afternoon there will be the opportunity to visit the Wevershuis Museum (The Weaver’s House), Middelstegracht 143, 2312 TV Leiden. http://www.wevershuis.nl

Geeske Kruseman has kindly offered to give tours; the museum is very small and has an interesting collection showing the “other side of Leiden”, located in the old town centre and less than one kilometre from the Textile Research Centre.

The tours will last 45 minutes and cover Leiden textile history, the building’s history, and some social history. The first tour will be at 1.45pm and the second at 3pm and we will meet outside the museum 10 minutes before the start of the tour so that we can all go in as a group. (i.e. 1.35pm and 2.50pm).

If you are with us on Sunday please email KHF Membership Secretary Tricia Basham (pbasham87@gmail.com) as soon as possible to let her know which tour you’d like to attend so that we can finalise arrangements.

The conference hotel is Hotel Nieuw Minerva and a discount is available – please email hotel@nieuwminerva.nl mentioning KHF2019 to book your room.

We look forward to seeing you all in Leiden.