“Stitch Is International” At Hampton Court Palace

stitch is international

The Royal School Of Needlework’s (RSN) latest exhibition, “Stitch Is International”, opens at Hampton Court Palace on April 29.

Celebrating stitch around the world, it will feature hand-stitched pieces from the RSN’s unique Textiles Collection.

Visitors can expect to see a rich range of embellished objects — including textiles from Europe, the Arab world, North and South America.

“This exhibition will demonstrate the shared aspects of embroidery,” Dr Susan Kay-Williams, Chief Executive of the Royal School Of Needlework, said.

“It may even trigger the introduction of lost or forgotten stitches to the RSN Stitch Bank — our new world directory resource of stitch.

“The RSN Stitch Bank will include video, written instructions, illustrations and photographs of each stitch.

“It will be an invaluable source of information for all stitchers across the continents.”

Booking is essential

The exhibition runs until 2 December.

Tours start from £16 per person.

To book, click here or email: education@royal-needlework.org.uk

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

The Royal School Of Needlework is the international centre of excellence for the art of hand embroidery. It offers a range of courses for both beginners and experts.

For more information, visit their website.

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