Wereldmuseum Rotterdam closes popular embroidery exhibition with special event

Grand finale for embroidery exhibit at Wereldmuseum Rotterdam

The Wereldmuseum Rotterdam is set to host a special event, "De Laatste Steek," marking the closing day of its popular exhibition "Geen woorden maar draden" (No Words, Just Threads).

The exhibition's final day

On 22 October, the Wereldmuseum Rotterdam will organise an event named "XXL Borduuratelier De Laatste Steek" (XXL Embroidery Workshop The Last Stitch). This event will serve as the concluding chapter of the exhibition "Geen woorden maar draden." The museum will transform into a large embroidery workshop, offering various activities for visitors. Those with names related to embroidery will be granted complimentary admission for the day.

Rediscovering the art of embroidery

The exhibition "Geen woorden maar draden" has focused on the resurgence of handcrafts in society. It has explored how people are turning to activities like embroidery as a meaningful pastime and a part of 'slow living.' The museum's collection has been a significant source of inspiration for the programming, which has seen consistent participation.

Wereldmuseum Rotterdam closes popular embroidery exhibition with special eventWereldmuseum Rotterdam closes popular embroidery exhibition with special event

Community engagement

Throughout the summer, the museum hosted embroidery activities seven days a week, attracting nearly 4,500 children and their families. Additionally, almost 350 people participated in guided tours followed by embroidery sessions. Special accommodations were made for deaf and hard-of-hearing visitors. The museum also offered downloadable embroidery cards inspired by the collection, allowing people to continue their projects at home.

Educational initiatives

Crafts Council Nederland launched "De Borduurschool" (The Embroidery School) in conjunction with the exhibition's opening. This initiative provided a structured environment for learning embroidery techniques at various levels. Thirteen masterclasses and workshops were organised, attended by 120 participants and nine young talents aged 16-30. These young talents will have the opportunity to showcase their work during the Dutch Design Week 2023.

Directions to the event

The Wereldmuseum is located in the heart of Rotterdam, accessible by public transport and car. 


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