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Events & Exhibitions

RSN in-house Exhibitions & Events
 
**New Embellishment in Fashion Exhibition, Hampton Court Palace, September 2017 - March 2018
This exciting new display from the RSN’s unique Textile Collection captures the style and versatility of embroidery and embellishment from the 18th to 20th centuries.  It will showcase a wide range of pieces from blouses and men’s waistcoats to purses, gloves and shoes.  Tour bookings are now open. Read more
 

Open Day at RSN Durham on Saturday 30 September, from 10am to 3pm.   Entrance is free.
Visitors to the RSN Open Day will be able to explore the beautiful hand embroideries on display created by RSN Durham students and hear about the courses on offer. There will also be live demonstrations.  RSN Durham is located in 3 Fowlers Yard, Back Silver Street, Durham, DH1 3RA, in the heart of Durham City, by the banks of the River Wear in Fowlers Yard.

 
Animals Exhibition, Hampton Court Palace, April - December 2018
This exhibition will showcase work by current and recent RSN students along with examples from the RSN’s Collection of animals and birds worked in all techniques but especially Silk Shading which focuses on achieving the most life-like rendition.  For more information, please contact: Natalie Thew by email or call +44 (0)20 3166 6939.

External Exhibitions
 
The Knitting & Stitching Show, London:  11 - 15 Oct
  • Wednesday 11 October: Workshop 11.45am-1.15pm: Introduction to Appliqué: 'Ladybird on a Leaf'
  • Thursday 12 October: Workshop 11.45am-1.15pm: Introduction to Appliqué: 'Ladybird on a Leaf'
  • Friday 13 October:  Workshop 11.45am-1.15pm: Introduction to Raised Embroidery: 'Rosebud'
  • Saturday 14 October: Workshop 11.45am-1.15pm: Introduction to Appliqué: 'Ladybird on a Leaf'
  • Sunday 12 October:  Workshop 11.45am-1.15pm: Introduction to Raised Embroidery: 'Rosebud'

Each workshop costs £16.  To book click here.

The Knitting & Stitching Show, Dublin:  9 - 12 Nov

The Knitting & Stitching Show, Harrogate:  23 - 26 Nov

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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