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150 Years of the Royal School of Needlework at the Fashion & Textile Museum [London]

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Queen Elizabeth's Robe of Estate ©

150 Years of the Royal School of Needlework: Crown to Catwalk
1 April – 4 September 2022

The Royal School of Needlework was established in London in 1872 and, to celebrate its 150th anniversary, several examples of work by the School have been lent to an exhibition looking at the skills and craft of hand embroidery still undertaken to this day. The Royal School of Needlwork was established by Lady Victoria Welby, Lady Marian Alford and Princess Helena, daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Loans from the Royal Collection include the 1937 Coronation Robe of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, a selection of silk pouches which formed part of the trousseau of Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, in 1935, and a lace placement panel demonstrating the work undertaken by the School for the wedding dress of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.


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