RSN Scotland Stitch Social

1st May, 2024

RSN Scotland invites you to a Stitch Social at the Glasgow Art Club on Saturday 22 June, 10am to 4pm.

Join the Royal School of Needlework Glasgow branch for a Stitch Social day of embroidery at the Glasgow Art Club, where the RSN teaches hand embroidery in Scotland.

This is a free drop in event so come with your friends or on your own, for five minutes or all day!  You can bring along any embroidery work with you, join others on a project at the venue, or simply socialise with fellow stitchers.

On the day, Stitch Social visitors will be invited to add more stitching to the ‘Processions’ banner which was created by RSN Scotland students for the march in 2018, in Edinburgh.  Processions was a mass participation artwork that took place across several British cities, celebrating 100 years of when British women won the vote.  Tens of thousands of women marched “forming a living portrait of women in the 21st century and a visual expression of equality, strength and cultural representation”.  Those marching wore the purple, green and white colours of the suffragette movement, with many holding banners which they had created, including RSN Scotland.

We first started teaching Day Classes at the Glasgow Art Club in 2011 followed by the RSN Certificate & Diploma in Technical Hand Embroidery in 2012.  RSN Scotland is keen to promote and extend the art of hand embroidery, which has long been key to Scottish culture and trade and welcomes students from all over Scotland.

The Glasgow Art Club, founded in 1867, is a private members club for artists and non-artists interested in the creation and enjoyment of art – all illustrative arts, sculptures, poetry, prose, plays, music, song, choreography and dance.  The Club’s mission is to advance, promote and encourage the arts in all forms.  Each year, it has a range of exhibitions, events and concerts open to the public for their enjoyment, such as RSN Scotland’s Stitch Social.

Entry to the event is free, just ring the Glasgow Art Club doorbell on arrival; refreshments will be available for purchase at the venue.

Please share the invite with friends and family – everyone is welcome.

This will be a wonderful social event with RSN Scotland and we really look forward to seeing you there!