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Events and new display at Bath Fashion Museum for August

New display:
Royal Gloves Ė From Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II
We are thrilled to announce a number of Royal gloves associated with Elizabeth I, James I, Charles I, Victoria and Elizabeth II are now on display as part of Glove Stories.
Five of the gloves have recently returned to the Fashion Museum after travelling all the way to Bendigo Art Gallery in Australia, for display in their exhibition Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits.

Bath Knitting & Crochet Guild:
The Fashion Museum hosts the Bath branch of the Knitting & Crochet Guild on the second Saturday of each month.
All levels of expertise are welcome, from beginners to experts and those who have an interest in the history and future of these crafts.
We have people on hand to teach you how to knit and crochet if you'd like to learn.
Saturday 10 August, 10am-midday in the Assembly Rooms.

Magazine Mix Up, Tuesday 20 August:
Use magazine collage to create a design in the style of John Gallianoís amazing newsprint gloves.

Cloche Hat, Posh Hat, Tuesday 27 August
Accessorise traditional hat designs into something modern by adding colour, pattern and 3D elements.

All activities take place at 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm. Included in admission price, no need to book.

Book ahead:
Bespoke Embroidery: Inspired by 1850s Court Waistcoat
This class is based on a manís cream silk waistcoat with embroidered borders and small double spots featuring design of purple bell-shaped flowers, red, green and brown leaves and oak leaves. The waistcoat is believed to have been worn at Court when the owner was presented to Queen Victoria.
The class is based on one of the beautiful menís waistcoats in our Collection Stories display. The class will begin with a viewing of the waistcoat in the Museum galleries with a curator.
Saturday 17 September, 10am-4pm. Tickets £84, available from the Royal School of Needlework website.

For full details and to register go to

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