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New Animals Exhibition Coming Soon

We will be bringing a menagerie of animals to our base at Hampton Court Palace from 18 April until December 2018. 

From a wild tiger and flamboyant flamingo to cute dogs and a peckish chipmunk, it will be a zoo showcase!  But don’t worry, although all the animals look amazingly realistic, they have been brought to life with the art of hand embroidery!

The brand new exhibition, Animals in Embroidery, will feature a ‘parade’ of over 80 different hand embroidered animals, showcasing a ‘flock’ of different techniques from Silk Shading and Blackwork to Goldwork and Jacobean Crewelwork.  All the pieces on display will be from our talented students, including current and past students on the Certificate & Diploma, Degree Course and Future Tutors programme as well as from the RSN’s unique Archive Collection. 

There are different Tour options to suit all interests including Talk & Tours, Tour & Taster workshops; as well as Curator’s Tours that offer rare insights to additional pieces from the RSN Collection.  There are also bespoke Group Tours which are popular with craft and stitch organisations.  Tours start from £16 per person.  

To book your place and view the RSN’s ‘roaring’ new Animals in Embroidery exhibition, click here

or email  

The exhibition is in the RSN’s Embroidery Studios at Hampton Court Palace and only open on set days, so pre-booking is essential.  

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