New Online Talks From The Royal School of Needlework

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The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) has launched its new season of Live Online Talks.

These talks reveal pieces from its unique Archive & Textile Collection, and insights into the RSN throughout the years.

Join presenters Dr Susan Kay-Williams, and Amy Hare as they bring inspiring stories to life for embroidery lovers around the globe.

Aiming to catch the next one? Then tune in on Wednesdays at 7pm (UK Time) as follows:

Hand Embroidery in the 20th Century: Modernism in the RSN’s Collection: 28 April

How did hand embroidery adapt to the challenges of modernism? How did it develop its own distinctive direction at the RSN in the twentieth century?

Amy Hare explores how hand embroidery looks to the past and to the future by creating the art of the moment.

Four Weddings, Four Coronations & Two Funerals: RSN’s Royal Commissions: 12 May

Don’t miss some of the RSN’s precious gifts and commissions for the royal family. This collection is illustrated by objects from the archives, letters and accounts in newspapers of the day.

Join Dr Susan Kay-Williams to view some of the principal and well-documented items from 1901 to 2011.

Hats, Bonnets & Veils: Embroidered Millinery: 26 May

From the functional to the highly symbolic, head coverings can tell us much about how people lived in the past.

Amy Hare reveals stunning examples of millinery throughout the years.

Landscapes In Stitch: 16 June

See embroideries by past and present RSN students as they take both rural and urban landscapes as their inspiration for Canvaswork, Blackwork and Appliqué projects.

All That Glisters: The Historical Appeal Of Metal Thread Embroidery: 30 June

Amy Hare examines Goldwork embroidery and considers the global appeal of this technique throughout history.

Through the RSN Archive, learn about the role metal thread embroidery plays in the culture of power, status and identity.

Each Talk costs a minimum of £5 donation.

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Iain McDonald

Iain is Digital Content Editor at the "Friend", making him responsible for managing flow of interesting and entertaining content on the magazine's website and social media channels.