Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

Quilting can be traced back at least to the Middle Ages. The term usually means two layers of fabric sandwiching a thickish padding or interlining, all held together by lines of stitching. Patchwork is often associated with quilting and involves sewing together pieces of fabric into a larger design.

The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014

5 April - 27 July 2014. The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014 is a comprehensive look at Italian Fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present day. The story is explored through the key individuals and organisations that have contributed to Italy's reputation for quality and style.

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Patchwork for Beginners

Patchwork for Beginners

Have you ever yearned to express your creativity but don't know where to start? If so, Patchwork for Beginners is for you. This practical guide to cre…

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Event - Conducting Shakespeare

Fri 02 May 2014 19:00

SPECIAL EVENT: Join us for a unique performance experiment, in which some of the most emotional scenes from Shakespeare’s plays will be combined to form a patchwork performance, directly informed by the audience's biological response.

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