Tour of the Glories of British Textiles
For all of you who have been enviously listening to the enthusiastic tales of marvel coming from our previous tour members, you will have an opportunity to get over to Jolly Olde England with Gail for her next tour.
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Highlights of our last Tour in 2014- for full details of the tour view our 2014 Tour Brochure
Read more about the 2014 Tour on our Blog
- 15 nights at the Littlebury Hotel, Bicester, Oxfordshire
- 2 nights shared cabin (for 2) aboard ferry to and from Normandy
- Private Coach to and from each venue - a safe and comfortable drive with our favorite trustworthy coach firm.
- Ashmolean Museum in Oxford where we will see a special exhibit: The Eye of the Needle - virtuoso 17th-century embroideries from the internationally renowned Feller Collection, together with outstanding examples from the Ashmolean’s own holdings.
- The Victoria and Albert Museum
- Hardwick Hall, the 16th Century home of Bess of Hardwick and the repository of many fine embroideries
- 2014 Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace to see Art and Embroidery
- Berrington Hall, home of the Snowshill Collection
- The D-Day museum at Portsmouth where we will view the 34 panel Overlord Embroidery, commemorating the D-Day invasion of France, and inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry. These two Embroideries in France and England commemorate the only successful invasions across the English Channel (approximately 1000 years apart).
- A weekend trip to France to view the nearly 1,000 year old Bayeux Tapestry in Normandy
- Oxfordshire Museum and Museum Resource Center, which houses a costume collection numbering near 8000 items
- A visit to Kelmscott Manor, home of the extraordinary 19 Century designer William Morris
- A day out to visit some Cotswold villages such as Stowe-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water
- In addition to all of this, some free time for any who wish to take a day to go to London, meander through nearby Oxford, or tour some of the lovely old villages in the area
- Other venues of note, including medieval embroidered bookbindings at the British Library