Wednesday 10th July 2024

Venue: Chawton House


Join a member of the Curatorial team for a tour of our Summer exhibition, Chawton in Stitches, showcasing the work of award-winning graduate of the Royal School of Needlework Emily Barnett, inspired by the Gardens and Collection at Chawton House.

The items on display take the visitor through Emily’s creative process, whilst also setting her work alongside artwork and advice – unique scrapbooks, conduct literature and samplers – produced over two centuries before. Taken together, these pieces paint a picture of the ways in which artistic endeavour, from needlework and knitting to watercolour, has provided occupation, solace, community and skill to women from the eighteenth century to today.

Afterwards, enjoy a traditional cream tea of freshly-baked sweet scones, clotted cream and jam, with Breakfast tea or filter coffee.

Tickets: £22 (this includes Cream Tea and entry to the House and Gardens) | £10 for Annual Ticket & Neighbour Pass Holders