Out and About for Stitching Inspiration
The Knitting & Stitching Show - Olympia LONDON. 1st-4th March 2018 · The definitive event for anyone with a love of stitch and creative crafts. WMEG members can benefit from group discounts.
The Old Chapel Textile Centre
National Home of the Needlework Archive – exhibition gallery, workroom, library and tearoom – see website for opening times.
Sewing for Pleasure
15-18 March 2018· NEC · Birmingham.
OPENING TIMES 9.30AM – 5.30PM (
SAMPLED LIVES (UK EXHIBITION):
06-MAY-2017 TO 08-APR-2018
About the Event: Showcasing over 100 samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum's excellent but often unseen collection, this display highlights the
importance of samplers as documentary evidence of past lives.
These beautifully embroidererd and stitched samplers illuminate the lives of girls and women from mid-17th century English Quakers to early 20th century school pupils, encompassing their education, employment, religion, family, societal status and needlework skills. The display also highlights the individuality of each sampler, which in some cases is the only surviving document to record the existence of an ordinary young woman. The display will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue by Carol Humphrey, Honorary Keeper of Textiles, available to purchase from the Courtyard Shop and online for £19.99.
Free admission Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 12 - 5pm
The Fitzwilliam Museum
About the Event: The Royal School of Needlework has just opened its new
exhibition Embellishment in Fashion at Hampton Court Palace. The exhibition captures the style and versatility of embroidery in fashion from the 18th to 21st centuries. View rarely seen exquisite
textiles and fashion garments from the RSN collection and some new pieces from their students. You must book to see the exhibition
Book through the website or contact Natalie Thew on 0203 166 6939
Royal School of Needlework
Hampton Court Palace
Tuesday 13th March 2018
7:30 to 9:30 at the St James- The-Less Stubbings Henley Road Maidenhead SL6 6QW Guests £6 Guild Members £5
includes light refreshments
2018 - A Thread Through Time Course/ Study Day
Delve into the beautiful and intricate world of early modern embroidery with Wolf Hall historical adviser.