What does the course involve?
- Gathering the knowledge about traditional making of sails in the broadest sense of the word.
- Inventory of the techniques, including the sailing plans, that have been applied in the manufacture of sails for the smaller, traditional ships that have in particular sailed the rivers (salmon boats, 'punters', reed barges and the like)
- Documenting this knowledge and techniques and adding them to the archives of the Fisheries Museum.
- Transferring the accumulated knowledge and techniques to interested parties.
- In the period from October up to and including May, every fourteen days, on the Thursday evening from 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM, can be started on an ever-to-be-determined Thursday in October, an opportunity to participate in our working evening. This will be held at the Visserijmuseum, Kerkstraat 41, 4285 BA Woudrichem.
- During the work evenings, specific themes can be discussed as needed. Relevant expertise will then be invited to this.
- De Zeilmakerij actively participates in events, both inside and outside the Fishery Museum, to make the activities known and to promote them.
- Initiatives are also taken and projects initiated to apply the acquired knowledge and techniques in practice. Participants in our collective are in principle available to participate.
- Everyone who intends to gain knowledge and experience with the traditional manufacture of sails and the like is most welcome. Workpieces can be inserted. Problems can be discussed. And together, a solution is sought. If this is not immediately available, a question is put to the contacts of our network and we try to find an appropriate answer via this route.
- Registration for participation in the collective can take place during one of the work evenings. You can of course also contact one of the coordinators.
- Participants in the Zeilmakerij Woerkum pay an annual membership fee of € 15, - to be paid at the start of the new season or at the moment that they decide to take part in the collective.
- Costs may have to be incurred to organize the expert evenings. These are then rolled up individually.
- It is possible to purchase materials and tools via the Fishery Museum. The purchasing costs are then charged.