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Devon Exhibition of Work by our Degree Students

Our Second Year Degree Students have been busy working on a new collaboration with the Devon Guild of Craftsmen.  Inspired by our unique Collection, the students have taken influences from this extensive source, from different countries and cultures, which capture the passion for embroidery across time.  

The exhibition called Off the Surface conveys the diversity of the art of hand embroidery and features contemporary hand embroidered work from the Degree Students, alongside the traditional treasures from the Collection.

The exhibition is being showcased at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen in Bovey Tracey, Devon, until Sunday 9 July.    For more details on Devon Guild of Craftsmen click here.

RSN Degree Students have the opportunity to apply their practical skills to a range of live projects and industry collaborations throughout their course. We are proud to have worked with: Burberry, Hussein Chalayan and Luxury Made. Student work has been exhibited in prestigious galleries and retail spaces including Craft Study Centre at UCA, The New Craftsmen, Mayfair and now the Devon Guild of Craftsmen.

For more information on the BA(Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art visit

Images above show 'work in progress' shots for the exhibition by Degree Students Millie Byrne, Livia Papiernik-Berkhauer and Elizabeth Lowe.

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