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National Needlework Archive

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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.

  Activity Saturdays at The Old Chapel Textile Centre

On the first Saturday of the month we usually have an Activity morning with free demonstrations and mini workshops.  To avoid crowding in our Tearoom, from our opening in May these activities will be done online and will feature demos, items from our exhibitions, our library books, items in stock in the shop and much more.  


Just half an hour, we are sure you will find something to interest you.  


See it on our Facebook page – click on the ‘F’ symbol below.