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Students showcase art of hand embroidery at Burberry’s ‘Makers House’

Students on our Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art course, which is taught at the Royal School of Needlework (RSN), were invited to showcase the art of hand embroidery at Burberry’s Makers House in partnership with The New Craftsmen, located in the heart of Soho, London.

Featuring some of Britain’s finest craft makers, Makers House brought the inspiration behind Burberry’s new collection to life and immersed visitors in the creative process and reference points that informed the brand’s new collection. The students demonstrated and created hand embroidered works using Blackwork embroidery and imagery inspired by the collection.

This unique installation was free to view and open to the general public, taking shape through a daily changing programme of activities. In addition, visitors were able to discover the Burberry Men and Women’s collections that were revealed on the same runway during London Fashion Week and available for immediate sale.

Dr Susan Kay-Williams, RSN Chief Executive said; “We were delighted to be involved in Makers House and have the opportunity to showcase, not only the captivating art of hand embroidery, but also share our passion with such a renowned group of craft experts.”