TextielLab Guided Tour and Felting Workshop

Felting

Felt is produced by matting, condensing and rubbing scales of wool together. Wool can be felted by using soapy water, heat and rubbing.

The most important requirements for this workshop are hot water, soap and plenty of elbow grease! The children work with carded wool of different colours to create their own felt masterpiece.

In the TextielLab, where beautiful textile products are made with extraordinary yarns, the children have a guided tour during which the working of modern textile machines is explained.

First, felting is explained to the whole class. The class is then divided into two groups. The first group is given a guided tour of the machines in the TextielLab, while the second group starts felting in the TextielStudio under the supervision of their own teacher and accompanying parents. After 45 minutes, the two groups switch.

Discover textiles

For most children, a trip to the TextielMuseum is the first time they are introduced to the past, present and future of textile. They find out how textile forms part of their daily lives and discover all its possibilities. In the TextielLab, weaving, knitting, embroidering, tufting, laser-cutting and passementerie production techniques are demonstrated using modern computer-operated machines that transform all sorts of yarn into textile objects and artwork.

Practical information

Costs
The costs are listed per programme. Admission is free for all primary school children, teachers and accompanying parents.

Booking
To book a school excursion, fill in the booking request form. Museum excursions must be booked at least two weeks in advance.
If you wish to book for several classes at the same time, it is a good idea to make the necessary arrangements earlier because of the limited amount of space.

Terms and conditions for school excursions
Visiting a museum with young children demands a great deal from accompanying adults. Keeping a class of schoolchildren ‘under control’ usually requires several accompanying adults. The number of adults that the museum expects to accompany school excursions is listed per programme. For this reason, admission is free for all accompanying adults.

Read here the other museum rules that apply to groups of schoolchildren and students.

Booking request form

Education

We prefer to receive a booking request by the form below. We will send a quotation as soon as possible. You can also use this form to ask for more information.