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The Old Chapel Textile Centre, Main Street, Greenham Business Park, Newbury, RG19 6HW Tel: 01635 38740
The National Needlework Archive is a Registered Charity -
National Needlework Archive -
Old Chapel Textile Centre -
National Needlework Archive
Archives and Study Collection
The NNA specialises in community textiles. We keep records of textiles, an extensive reference library and a textile collection
Conservation of the Country Wife Mural -
Designed by Constance Howard, and made by her and some of her students at Goldsmiths College, the mural now resides at the National Needlework Archive
The Old Chapel Textile Centre is a voluntary community project providing space for needlework and textile courses, workshops, exhibitions, conferences and events and is the home of the National Needlework Archive and the 'Country Wife' mural circa 1951.
The National Needlework Archive (NNA) was founded in 1998 as a charity and moved to The Old Chapel, Greenham Business Park, Newbury, in 2010. The chapel offers a great work space,educational space, as well as housing a growing collection of historical needlecraft items and database.
We aim to include all areas of the community in education and promotion of all aspects of needlecraft and textile art.
OLD CHAPEL OPENING TIMES between Tuesday 2nd February to Saturday 3rd December 2016
Tuesday to Thursday 10am to 4pm
First Saturday of the month 10am to 4pm
During Newbury Open Studios Event in May the Old
Chapel will be open on Saturdays 3rd May, 7th May,
14th May, 21st May and 28th May 10am to 4pm
The Country Wife will close for the winter at 12 noon on Thursday 1st December 2016 and will reopen at 12 noon on Wednesday 1st February 2017.