On Thursday, June 30, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visited the TextielMuseum in Tilburg.
According to RVD, the craftsmen and craftswomen are currently making the new curtains for the Chinese Hall at the Paleis Huis ten Bosch, Their Majesties residence in Den Haag.
The day began with a visit to the TextielLab, which specializes in textile research and production, Her Majesty was informed about the machine embroidery process by specialist, Mr. Frank de Wind. Her Majesty also spoke with a trainee who informed Her Majesty about the various techniques in “…applied embroidery stitches and the careful search for the right color use of yarns.”
Her Majesty Queen Maxima also learned about hand embroidery from the project leader, Bea, as well as members of the Queer Needle Circle an embroidery group from Arnhem, and master from embroiderer, Ms. Anna Bolk, who supervised the embroidery groups process.
Towards the end of her visit, Her Majesty Queen Maxima participated in an embroidery session.
Photos courtesy of TextielMuseum/RVD