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Events & Exhibitions

RSN in-house Exhibitions & Events
Stories in Stitch Sept 2016 to August 2017
Come and visit us at Hampton Court Palace and see your favourite stories brought to life with the Art of Hand Embroidery.  Our new exhibition, now open, will showcase a wide range of Hand Embroideries in Appliqué, Stumpwork and Raised Embroidery, featuring pieces from the 
RSN’s Archive Collection and its Students. For bookings click here.
RSN Midlands Exhibiton, Rugby, 25 April - 04 May
Attracting students from across the area, RSN Midlands will be exhibiting a wide range of pieces from its Certificate & Diploma in Technical Hand Embroidery Course.  The exhibition will feature a variety of techniques including Jacobean Crewelwork, Silk Shading, Black and Goldwork as well as sketchbooks and design drawings, giving visitors a unique insight into projects from beginning to end. 

External Exhibitions and Events
Knitting and Stitching Spring, London, Olympia, 2-5 March
Join us for one of our workshops:
Thurs 2 March, 10:30am -12pm: Introduction to Stumpwork
Fri 3 March, 11:45am -13:15pm : Introduction to Silk Shading
Sat 4 March, 11:45am -13:15pm: Introduction to Stumpwork
Sun 5 March, 11:45am -13:15pm: Introduction to Silk Shading

For more information, click here

Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington, Surrey, 18 March
Join us for one of our workshops:
11:00am: Silk Shading, Flower
14:00pm: Stumpwork, Leaf

For more information, click here
Fashion and Embroidery, Birmingham NEC, 16-19 March

Come and try some simple Raised Embroidery, combining the textural height of rolled needle woven picots with a
 versatile Fly Stitch to achieve a small motif that can be used on clothing, pictures, book covers and much more.

For more information, click here

1953 Coronation Robe sampler

Contact details

To discuss events, exhibitions and the loan of RSN Collection pieces contact:

E: Jane Hitchinson
T: +44(0)20 3166 6936


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