Knitting History Forum TRC Leiden Conference 2019 – View of Leiden at lunchtime, with the food market behind us, 02.11.19 – image 2019 by Christine Carnie

TRC Leiden Mor Astrup Study Day

The Textile Research Centre is hosting a study day of knitting in the style of Mor Astrup on Saturday 6th November 2021. The Mor Astrup technique originated in Norway, developed by and named after Ebba Astrup (1863-1944), and produces a striking and very visual effect in a surprisingly short time by using a combination of garter stitch and slip stitch with different colours, usually a light and a dark. The study day will be led (in Dutch) by Hadewych van der Werff at the TRC in Leiden. More details are available at the TRC website.

In common with many other institutions and organisations during the pandemic, the TRC has not had access to its usual sources of funding. They are also recruiting volunteers within The Netherlands. Please see the TRC Leiden website for more information.