Wool Circle

£500.00

Description

Wool has been used to embroider for centuries and most famously in the Bayeaux Tapestry. William Morris and Walter Crane of the 19th century Arts and Crafts Movement created designs to be produced in wool work by the Royal School of Needlework. Some of these pieces were displayed at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876, taking art needlework to the United States for the first time. In 2009 the RSN created embroidered hangings for the Great Tower at Dover Castle in Kent using crewel wool to embroider in the 12th century style. Benefits of becomingĀ a Wool Circle Supporter:
  • two newsletters annually
  • advance notification of any public exhibitions of parts of the RSN Collection
  • 10% discount on selected RSN courses and events
  • advance information about courses, events and exhibitions organised by the RSN
  • 10% discount on items purchased from the online or RSN shop
  • monthly e-Newsletter if an email address supplied
  • invitation to a private tour of part of the RSN Collection
  • annual invitation to a reception in relation to an event or exhibition
  • opportunity to meet one of our students and see and hear first-hand about their work
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Description

Wool has been used to embroider for centuries and most famously in the Bayeaux Tapestry. William Morris and Walter Crane of the 19th century Arts and Crafts Movement created designs to be produced in wool work by the Royal School of Needlework. Some of these pieces were displayed at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876, taking art needlework to the United States for the first time. In 2009 the RSN created embroidered hangings for the Great Tower at Dover Castle in Kent using crewel wool to embroider in the 12th century style.

Benefits of becomingĀ a Wool Circle Supporter:

  • two newsletters annually
  • advance notification of any public exhibitions of parts of the RSN Collection
  • 10% discount on selected RSN courses and events
  • advance information about courses, events and exhibitions organised by the RSN
  • 10% discount on items purchased from the online or RSN shop
  • monthly e-Newsletter if an email address supplied
  • invitation to a private tour of part of the RSN Collection
  • annual invitation to a reception in relation to an event or exhibition
  • opportunity to meet one of our students and see and hear first-hand about their work