2 Day - The Royal School of Needlework & London Tour
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Day One - Royal School of Needlework - London
Take the transfer to Hampton Court Palace, home of the Royal School of Needlework for a day course with its classroom that overlooks the elegant formal gardens of the East Front. The Royal School of Needlework is unique in the field of hand embroidery. Founded in 1872, it has a wealth of experience and expertise and its aim remains the same today as in previous centuries; to teach the art of hand embroidery. If you are interested in needlework as a creative hobby or as a professional activity, if you have a fascination for the history of textiles, fashion and design development or have a desire to see the specialist art of hand embroidery continue and ensure these skills are taught to new generations, then the Royal School of Needlework has something to offer you. In small, friendly class groups with highly skilled and experienced tutors you will learn to work traditional techniques and discover the subtlety of embroidery and its potential as an art form. Return to London late afternoon to check-in at your hotel for the next 2 nights.
Day Two - Victoria & Albert Museum - Shakespeare's Globe Theatre - London
Today enjoy a tour of the outstanding Victoria & Albert Museum, which has a wonderful national collection of textiles including needlework & embroidery and covers a period of more than 2000 years. This will be followed by a visit to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, for a behind the scenes visit to the costume shop and to learn about how costumes are made for the theatre productions each season. Return to your hotel overnight.