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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

External Exhibitions & Events

RSN Glasgow Summer Exhibition: 15 August to 5 September 2015 at Glasgow Art Club

Access from 11am to 5pm. On arrival please press the bell to gain entry. Please note that due to other functions at GAC it is advisable to call ahead to ensure access is possible (0141 2485210)

Lectures by Dr Susan Kay-Williams, Chief Executive of the RSN

Lecture One-15 August 6.30-7.30pm
Illustrated History of the RSN and Our Work - £5

Lecture Two- 27 August 6.30-7.30pm
With Just a Needle and Thread - £5

Behind The Cupboard Doors with Dr Susan Kay-Williams
A chance to see some of the RSN Collection pieces not normally on public view

Session One - 15 August 2-3.30pm £10

Session Two - 27 August 2-3.30pm £10

To book please contact Noleen Wyatt-Jones  or T: +44(0)20 3166 6938 (9.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday)

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 Stitching 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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