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1 August 2014 – 12 October 2014


Tickets

Exhibition Events

A series of lectures, tours and workshops exploring The Eye of the Needle and its themes will be announced in early 2014.

The Big Stitch

In partnership with the Embroiderers’ Guild

Saturday 4 October 2014
11am – 4pm

The Big Stitch returns for another year! Following the success of our 2012 event we would like to invite you to join us for a celebration of all things embroidered.

Study the history of embroidery in the special exhibition The Eye of the Needle which will display, for the first time in public, a selection of eye-catching, virtuoso 17th-century embroideries from the internationally renowned Feller Collection, together with outstanding examples from the Ashmolean’s own holdings.

See both cutting-edge and traditional embroidery demonstrations; take a guided tour or learn more in a lecture; and enjoy stitching activities for all ages. Bring your own project, or start something new. Experts will be on hand to help you improve your stitching or to get you started if you’re a complete needle-novice.

A full programme of events will be announced soon, but please pre-book The Eye of the Needle exhibition tickets online today by following this link.

What you said about The Big Stitch 2012

“I had an absolutely brilliant day at the Ashmolean, sewing in wonderful surroundings”

“I knew the world’s longest embroidery would be long, but it still surprised me”

“Big Stitch = Big Success! We at the office thoroughly enjoyed ourselves... we even sewed a strawberry!“

“A heavenly day with Meiji textiles, hand stitching demos galore and Pre-Raphaelites”