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Events & Exhibitions

RSN in-house Exhibitions & Events

Stories in Stitch Sept 2016 to March 2017
New RSN Exhibition Coming Soon...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, opening in September, 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.

Peacocks (& Pomegranates) Exhibition to Fly Away Soon!
Don’t miss the last  chance to see our Peacocks & Pomegranates exhibition that closes at the end of July.  We have just three tours left: 2pm on Monday 18, 11am on Tuesday 19 and 11am on Wednesday 20 July.  There are also a few spaces available on the Tour & Taster at 11am on 20 July with the opportunity to make a Crewelwork Peacock.  Peacocks and pomegranates have long been used as motifs on embroidery in a wide range of cultures. The Peacocks & Pomegranates exhibition features pieces from the RSN Textile Collection.  More information here
RSN Summer Exhibition, Hampton Court Palace, 5 - 10 July
Visit us at Hampton Court Palace to see a wide range of projects by our Certificate & Diploma and Future Tutors Students. For more information click here.

External Exhibitions & Events

CREATE! Workshop, Contemporary Hand Embroidery, for 16-19 year olds, Victoria & Albert Museum, 19 August
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we will be teaching a ‘Contemporary Hand Embroidery’ workshop for 16-19 year olds on 19 August at the V&A museum.  As part of the V&A’s CREATE! programme, attendees will be inspired by the museum’s collections to create their own embellished and embroidered over-sized ‘button’ as a fashion accessory.  With an increasing demand in bespoke fashion accessories, this is a perfect workshop for budding fashionistas and trend-setters who like to stand out from the crowd.  Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.  Click here to book.
Great Broad Walk Borders Celebration Weekend at Kew, Kew Gardens,
27, 28 & 29 August
We are delighted to announce that we will be demonstrating at Kew Gardens from 27 - 29 August.  Taking inspiration from their newly redesigned Broad Walk, we will be highlighting the beauty of Silk Shading and the influence of horticulture on embroidery.  And on Monday 29 August Dr Susan Kay-Williams will be giving two short talks about flowers in embroidery.  Entry tickets to Kew Gardens apply. Click here for more details.


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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