Embroidery Resurgent

Sundays throughout September & October offer visitors the opportunity to try their hand at embroidery guided by volunteers from Ornamental Embroidery.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Celebrating the art of embroidery at Red House, come and discover the history of this art form and its links to Red House.

With tuition from volunteers from the Royal College of Needlework drop in and try your hand at some traditional embroidery techniques.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Red House


House and Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.50 £7.70
Child £4.20 £3.80
Family £21.00 £19.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Shop, café and second-hand bookshop: admission free

The basics

Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Please make your way to Visitor Reception on arrival.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
1 October 2017 13:30 - 16:30 Available
8 October 2017 13:30 - 16:30 Available
15 October 2017 13:30 - 16:30 Available

Upcoming events

Hog's Hole Apple Weekend at Red House

Sat 30 Sep 2017
Join us for a weekend to celebrate our ancient orchard and its produce.

'Apple Tree to Vine Leaf: the Morris & Co. Embroidery Department' Lecture

Sat 30 Sep 2017
May Morris bequeathed to the Victoria and Albert Museum a handwritten ledger recording over 450 embroidery orders completed between 1892 and 1896. Uncover its secrets with this lecture, a part of the Embroidery Resurgent programme at Red House.

Embroidery Resurgent

Sun 01 Oct 2017
Sundays throughout September & October offer visitors the opportunity to try their hand at embroidery guided by volunteers from Ornamental Embroidery.

Bird embroidery workshop

Sat 07 Oct 2017
Explore techniques of hand embroidery inspired by Phillip Webb's stained glass birds at Red House. Combine cottons and metal threads in this set design and learn a variety of beautiful surface stitches highlighted with metal threads.

'If I Can', storytelling experience at Red House

Tue 10 Oct 2017
Discover Red House in a new way with an audio drama telling the story of William and Janey and the highs and lows of life at Red House.

'The Venus embroidery and William Morris' idea for a 'House of Love at Red House' Lecture

Sat 14 Oct 2017
Learn new research on the Venus embroidery and its relationship to the painting of the same subject from Kelmscott Manor. It will be argued that Venus is the key for unlocking Morris' design concept for Red House; his 'House of Love'.