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March 28, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2024

Participate in this five-part series in which you create your unique embroidery story, led by Amsterdam textile artist Stella Toonen. Whether you want to attend one session or all five, everyone is welcome!

Discover the theme of protest and healing by exploring embroidery techniques, guided by inspiration from artists such as Lilly Lulay and Patricia Kaersenhout from the D(R)AAD exhibition.

Enhance your story with collage techniques and printed photos on fabric. Choose Haarlemse archive photos, news footage, or bring your personal photos.
During the last workshop you combine all the elements into one image and finish the whole thing. The end result will be exhibited in the museum café during the last week of the exhibition.

Sign up and discover the power of creativity and connection through embroidery. See you soon!


  • Week 1 - Introduction: theme introduction, gaining inspiration, trying out embroidery stitches, ending with 'liberation skirt'.
  • Week 2 – In-depth: review of 'liberation skirt', inspiration for fabric collages, making your own collage, discussing and further embroidering.
  • Week 3 – Photo Exploration: discovering art with photos, Haarlemview archive photos, embroider with photos and add small objects.
  • Week 4 – Various materials: discover how artists use various materials, optionally add small objects to your embroidery.
  • Week 5 – Finishing & Expo: complete embroidery, join elements, discuss exhibition options, invitation to exhibition in the museum café.

Date:   March 28, April 4, 11, 18 and 25
Time:        X
Cost:   €15 per session, materials, coffee and tea are included
Sign Up: activities@verweymuseumhaarlem. Nl, by telephone on 023-5422427, or at the desk of Verwey Museum Haarlem