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Embroideries at Parham

Wed 7th June 2017
11.30 am

Parham House, Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 4HS

This splendid Elizabethan house has one of the finest collections of early embroideries in the country. Stuart embroidered pictures and panels together with covers for furniture, room and bed hangings of the most remarkable quality, a royal saddle, samplers and many other items executed by both amateur and professional embroiderers.

In addition to the seventeenth century collection, representative examples of work for the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries are also to be found throughout the house, and the entire collection is complemented by the many portraits containing a wealth of needlework detail.

The house does not open to the public until 2:00pm, so join us for a private one and a half hour tour with emphasis on the embroideries.

After lunch visit the marvelous gardens and in the afternoon the local Embroiders’ Guild will be giving fascinating demonstrations, influenced by the embroideries in the house.

Eat lunch in the café or bring a packed lunch to eat in the garden.

Trains from London Victoria - 10:06 am arriving 11:17 am. Meet at Pulborough Station and share a taxi.

Member: £25; Friend: £30