Dr. Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood, Director of the Textile Research Centre, Leiden, Holland will give an illustrated talk to explain the work of the Dutch Textile Research Centre in Leiden, which has superb, world class collections of textiles. She has published as Gillian Eastwood and done field work on archeological sites in Egypt.

The collection is being built up around four major themes: Pre-Industrial textile technology, including a wide range of spinning and weaving equipment and textiles from around the world; Decorative needlework, with an emphasis on hand embroidery from around the world; Dutch regional dress; North African and Middle Eastern textiles and dress.

Time: Doors open at 6pm for a 7pm start.

Cost: Non-members welcome to attend for £7 a single lecture. Students £5. Membership of one year for 11 events at £20.

Venue: St. James Conference Room, 197 Piccadilly W1J 9LL

Further information: Oriental Rug and Textile Society