What’s On

Alongside a diverse programme of temporary exhibitions, the Museum also offers engaging talks, workshops and short courses.

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A set of embroidered words

Family Drop in: Embroidery

7 Apr – 1 Sep

Experiment and learn some basic stitches as you decorate a printed design.

Jacobean Crewelwork by a RSN Certificate & Diploma Student

Highlights Tour: 150 Years of the Royal School of Needlework

13 Apr – 31 Aug

Join one of the Museum team to learn more about the highlights of our current exhibition.

People working on a embroidery frame

Drop in: Embroidery

21 Apr – 21 Jul

Learn some stitches and add your mark to a communal textile motif in progress over the course of the exhibition.

Six geometric repeat patterns
Digital design course

Geometric Repeat Patterns with Illustrator

Sat, 21 May

Get to grips with specialised techniques for creating geometric repeat patterns within Adobe Illustrator.

Dresses on display

Copy Your Clothes

Fri, 27 May

Learn the skills used by couture fashion houses to copy elements of historical garments without the need to pull them apart.

Holly Searle

Subversive Stitching

Sat, 28 May

Join The Subversive Stitcher, AKA Holly Searle for a fun and thought-provoking stitching workshop.

A closeup of an embroidered shamrock and acorn

Coronation Gold: Shamrock and Acorn

Fri, 3 Jun

Learn many embroidery techniques including trellis, chipping, couching and appliqué.

Couture dresses on display in the museum

Couture Techniques

Sat, 4 Jun

This popular one-day workshop will give you the know-how and confidence to work with high end fabrics such as chiffon and silk satin.

Repeating leaf pattern
Digital design course

Photoshop for Textile Designers

10–18 Jun

This 4-day course will teach you the tools, techniques and methods used to create textile designs, repeat patterns, and present your ideas.

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