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Exhibitions and Events

RSN in-house exhibitions & events

Whitework - May to December 2015

Whitework incorporates many different stitches, named techniques and uses from wedding veils to christening gowns, collars to cuffs, shawls to handkerchiefs, but all usually worked in white or cream thread on a white or cream ground. This exhibition, co curated by Dr Clare Rose, Contextual Studies Lecturer on the RSN Degree programme and Dr Susan Kay-Williams, Chief Executive will include some exquisite and varied examples of whitework from its Collection including collars, cuffs and sleeves, christening robes and dresses, handkerchiefs, caps and bonnets, table cloths and bed linens as well as a few more unusual items.  More information here

RSN Summer Exhibtion of Certificate & Diploma students' work
30 June to 5 July 2015

RSN Studio East Front, Hamton Court Palace. 10am to 5pm.  Free entry to the exhibtion and to Hampton Court Palace Gardens.


External exhibitions & events
See RSN Degree students' work

Graduate Fashion Week, London:  30 May – 2 June Stand G16
Degree end of year show, UCA Farnham:  22-23 & 26-30 May; 1-6 June in the Elaine Thomas Library
New Designers Part 1, Islington Design Centre, London:  24 – 27 June Stand T61

The Autumn Knitting and Stitching Shows 2015

We'll be teaching Introduction to Embroidery and Goldwork Learning Curve Workshops at
Alexandra Palace:  7-11 October
Dublin: 12–15 November
Harrogate: 26–29 November

2016 Shows
The Knitting and titching Show, Olympia:  3-6 March (Workshops only)
ICHF Glasgow:  3-6 March
ICHF Birmingham:  17-20 March
ICHF ExCeL:  8-10 April



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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