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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. For more information click here.

External Exhibitions and Events

WI Fair, Alexandra Palace, 29 March - 01 April
Join us for one of our workshops:
29 March 1:45pm: Introduction to Stumpwork, Leaf
30 March 1:45pm: Introduction to Silk Shading, Flower
Royal School of Needlework Chief Executive, Dr Susan Kay Williams will be speaking at the WI Fair on 31 March. Join her at 12:00 for her lecture Needle, Thread & Inspiration.

For more information, click here
Cityread: Elizabethan Embroidery with Dr Susan Kay-Williams, Teddington Library, 20 April
Join Dr Susan Kay-Williams at Teddington Libraryfor an illustrated lecture examining popular Elizabethen Embroidery techniques
For more information, click here

Knitting and Stitching Show, Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh 27 - 30 April
Join us at one of our workshops:
27 April 11:45: Introduction to Stumpwork, Leaf
29 April 11:45: Introduction to Stumpwork, Leaf
30 April 11:45: Introduction to Silk Shading, Flower

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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