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Explore the craft of embroidery from the middle ages to the present day, and trace the history of needlework techniques, designers, patterns, and samplers.

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Embroidery Designs for Fashion and Furnishings (Paperback)

Embroidery Designs for Fashion and Furnishings (Paperback)

This beautiful book illustrates the highlights of the fine collection of designs for embroidery at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Focusing on designs…

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A gift in your will

You may not have thought of including a gift to a museum in your will, but the V&A is a charity and legacies form an important source of funding for our work. It is not just the great collectors and the wealthy who leave legacies to the V&A. Legacies of all sizes, large and small, make a real difference to what we can do and your support can help ensure that future generations enjoy the V&A as much as you have.


Event - Cross Stitch with Mr X - December 2015

Fri 04 December 2015–Sat 05 December 2015

PRACTICAL WORKSHOP: Master the art of cross stitch in this workshop led by Mr X, the Kingpin of Contemporary Embroidery. Inspired by the V&A collection you will create soft patterns using a range of techniques including traditional embroidery skills and use of the digital software PC stitch.

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