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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 -
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Old Chapel Textile Centre -
For day to day, special, and up to date information, such as closures due to bad weather etc., please click here to go onto our Facebook page.
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.
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.
For up to date info on news, additions, snow closures etc. please see 'The Old Chapel Textile Centre' Facebook page
CURRENT OR NEXT EXHIBITIONS:
Tuesday 27th August to Thursday 3rd October
EXHIBITION OF LACE
From Newbury Lace Group
Saturday 5th October and Sunday 7th October
CRAFT AND GIFT FAIR
Something different this year! We shall be featuring our ‘Craft Shoppe’ where instead of separate stalls we shall have all sorts of craft items, food and drink etc. from lots of different crafts people displayed as a wonderful mixed and colourful shopping emporium.
We now have the facility to take payment by all of the major credit cards at the Old Chapel Textile Centre.
You can pay in person with your card when you visit or over the telephone when booking group visits and workshops.