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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.

Old Chapel Textile Centre Shop

The Old Chapel Textile Centre shop opening from Saturday 2nd March 2024 to Saturday 7th December 2024. Tuesdays, Thursdays and 1st Saturday of each month. 10am to 4pm.


New for 2024. We will be highlighting different items available to purchase in the shop & offering sale prices on special days during the year.


2nd March: Limited edition hedgerow themed mindfulness packs.          6th April: Tapestry wools.             

4th May: Bag kits and bag handles.

1st June: Cotton fabrics.        

6th July: Special voile packs.     

3rd August: Hoops & threads.      

7th September: Embroidery fabrics.

5th October: Wool tops & foam blocks.      

2nd November: Christmas items.   

7th December: Our biggest ever sale.

During 2024 we hope to re-start posting items for sale on ebay.
Please look out for further details.