Upcoming Events

150 Years of the Royal School of Needlework: Crown to Catwalk

Fashion + Textile Museum 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF

In 1872, the Royal School of Needlework was founded on two key principles – the first, the preservation of hand embroidery as an art form and the second, the support of women’s independence through work. In the intervening 150 years, the RSN’s journey towards these goals has taken many unexpected forms and featured countless high-profile ... Read more


Heallreaf – An International Exhibition of Contemporary Hand-Woven Tapestry

Farfield Mill Garsdale Road, Sedbergh

Heallreaf 4 present their latest international exhibition of handwoven tapestry, including work by QEST Scholar Margaret Jones. Using centuries old weaving techniques the exhibitors produce beautiful thought provoking works. There are no medieval maidens or unicorns here but vibrant images, sometimes representational, sometimes abstract, based on subjects such as climate change, social injustice or the ... Read more

Contemporary Paper Exhibition with Su Blackwell

Rheged Centre Redhills Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0DQ

Rheged is delighted to curate its first Paper Art Exhibition. It includes Matisse: Drawing with Scissors, his late works 1950-1954, a Hayward Gallery Touring Exhibition, which features 35 lithographic prints of the famous cut-outs produced by Henri Matisse (1869-1954) in the last four years of his life. The wider gallery features 200 artworks by 42 ... Read more

New Ceramics – Alice Walton

Beaux Arts Bath 12-13 York Street, Bath BA1 1NG

An exhibition of new works by talented ceramicist Alice Walton. Alice has an MA in Ceramics and Glass from the Royal College of Art (2018) and a 1st Class BA in Wood, Metal and Ceramics & Plastics from the University of Brighton. Her work has received international acclaim- she has exhibited at, amongst others, the ... Read more


Makers Guild Wales (Craft in the Bay) The Flourish Lloyd George Avenue, Cardiff CF10 4QH

Colloquy is a gathering for discussion, a conversation to investigate and discuss ideas, to create opportunities for learning and to share thoughts. The curators of Colloquy have this as the focus of the exhibition; to bring together a selected, culturally diverse group of accomplished metalsmiths form the UK and Canada, who have been encouraged to ... Read more

On Form Sculpture Exhibition

Asthall Manor Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4HW

A sculpture exhibition in the beautiful gardens of Asthall Manor featuring work by QEST Scholar Marcia Bennett-Male amongst others.

Drawn + Formed: Contemporary Work with Gold and Silver Wire

Goldsmith's Centre 42 Britton Street, London EC1M 5AD

Discover contemporary jewellery, silversmithing and metal embroidery made with hand-drawn wire, presented in partnership with The Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers. The craft of hand-drawing and using gold or silver round or flattened wire has a rich heritage. Craftspeople continue to learn and evolve this traditional skill, adapting it to the designs ... Read more

Material Landscape

Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset Durslade Farm, Dropping Ln, Bruton

‘Material Landscape’ features new works by six artist-makers that simultaneously challenge and embrace the potential of their material, interrogating the limits and possibilities of clay, wood, metal and stone. Through a dedication to process, the works explore the fluid dialogue between material and maker, form and function. Among the objects on display, Jack Doherty expands ... Read more

Embroidered French Pear Brooch Workshop with Kate Pankhurst

Fashion + Textile Museum 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF

Royal School of Needlework (RSN) Tutor and QEST D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust Scholar Kate Pankhurst will be teaching this exclusive Stumpwork Pear Brooch class at the Fashion & Textile Museum in London to celebrate the RSN's 150th anniversary and exhibition,  ‘150 Years of the Royal School of Needlework: Crown to Catwalk’  (1 April – 4 ... Read more

Gilding Workshops with Rob Walker at the Good Life Society Summer Camp

Hawarden Flintshire, Wales CH5 3FB

This summer QEST Winch Design Scholar Rob Walker (Signs by Umberto) is running gilding workshops across two weekends as part of the Good Life Society Summer Camp. They take place in the walled garden of Hawarden, North Wales. Rob will help participants make a verre eglomise piece inspired by the Summer Camp and walled garden ... Read more

Make It Harewood

Harewood House Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG

Harewood is delighted to announce that it will once again be teaming up with Hole & Corner to bring you a weekend celebrating all things craft. Workshops include blacksmithing with QEST Howdens Scholar Leszek Sikon and willow weaving with QEST Scholar Leilah Vyner of Dragon Willow. As part of Radical Acts: Why Craft Matters, they are ... Read more

Raised Whitework Lavender Bag Workshop with Auburn Claire Lucas

Royal School of Needlework Hampton Court Palace, 12a Hampton Ct Rd, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU

This Whitework embroidered lavender bag has been inspired by a series of beautiful Whitework nightdresses from the RSN collection. This is a great design for embroiderers who have some experience with Whitework and wish to develop their skills in this beautiful technique. It teaches many of the fundamental Whitework techniques, such as Satin and Padded ... Read more