The Embroidered Home

Hampton Court Palace have teamed up with the Royal School of Needlework for a fascinating new exhibition that looks at the ways embroidered materials have been used in the home. Peter Gray reports.

A Craftsperson doing embroidery

This new exhibition at Hampton Court Palace highlights the ways that embroidery has traditionally been used in domestic settings. The exhibition has been created in collaboration with the Royal School of Needlework and will feature an array of pieces from the RSN’s collection. The exhibition will feature everything from bedsheets, sheets, tablecloths, cushion covers and fire screens and items of a smaller size such as table mats and napkins.

The exhibition will feature over 100 pieces with the collection providing a fascinating social history of the last 200 years in Britain.

In addition to the collection, there will be a range of talks and tours, with special curator events, taster tours, adult and teen workshops and a family stitch workshop.

The Tour & Taster Workshop will give visitors to the Palace an opportunity to view the exhibition and experience a taster hand embroidery session. A talk by a member of the RSN on the work of the school will kick off the day, followed by a tour of the exhibition before one of the RSN tutors gives you a lesson about embroidery stitches and techniques.

The Curator’s Tour will highlight a key theme of the collection in greater detail. A short lecture by RSN Chief Executive Dr Susan Kay-Williams will be followed by an opportunity to view items from the RSN’s Collection.

The Embroidered Home at Hampton Court Palace will run until the 29th of August 2019.

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