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Events & Exhibitions

RSN in-house Exhibitions & Events

Stories in Stitch Sept 2016 to March 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.

External Exhibitions & Events

The Knitting & Stitching Show, London, 5 - 9 October 

Take part in introductory workshops taking place each day, book  here:
•    Introduction to Goldwork Peacock Feather (Wed 5, Fri 7 and Sun 9 Oct)
•    Introduction to Blackwork (Thurs 6 and Sat 8 Oct)

RSN Chief Executive, Dr Susan Kay-Williams, will also give two talks:
•    ‘From Whitework to White Walker’ (Friday 7 Oct),  highlighting the range and repertoire of embroidery through the works of RSN students.
•    Stitch in Fashion (Sat 8 Oct) a visual lecture on the history of embroidery in fashion, what you need to think about when embroidering for fashion and examples of embroidery in 2016 fashion.

The Knitting & Stitching Show, Dublin, 20 - 23 October. Stand TG11

Take part in our introductory workshops taking place each day:
•    Introduction to Blackwork (Thurs 20, Sun 23 Oct)
•    Introduction to Goldwork Peacock Feather (Fri 21 Oct)
West Country Quilt & Textile Show, UWE, Bristol,  11-13 November
RSN Bristol will be exhibiting for the first time at the South West’s showcase of patchwork, quilting, sewing and embroidery. More information here.

 The Knitting & Stitching Show, Harrogate,  24-27 November. Stand C290
Blackwork Embroidery, Fashion Museum Bath, 1 October
Based directly on a man’s Blackwork embroidered shirt from 1600, this class will reference the motif on the shirt, using both traditional embroidery and counted Blackwork patterns to create your own piece of historic embroidery.  The class price includes a ticket to the Fashion Museum to be used during October. Find out more 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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