The Old Chapel Textile Centre in Newbury, home of the National Needlework Archive, offer courses, workshops and exhibitions in sewing, haberdashery,  needlecraft, textiles, embroidery, cross stitch, quilting and textile art. Our shop carries an extensive range of all needlework and sewing products including fabric, threads, wool, zips and patterns. We have an archive of historic textiles and patterns and are home to The Country Wife mural.

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National Needlework Archive

Old Chapel Textile Centre Situations Vacant

Volunteers are welcome any time for as long and as often as you wish.


We could not operate without our volunteers: they work on the country wife, in the library, in the tea room, at workshops, in the shop, in the office and at events inside and outside of the Chapel.


If you have  free time to give, please contact us, you don’t have to  be a needlecraft person to offer help.


We welcome men and women alike, young or not so young, just bring a smile and willingness to help.


Email octc@live.com

or call in and have a chat with Ailsa or Linda.