Fashioned from Paper events and workshops at Knole

Three images of mannequins wearing paper costumes by Denise Watson, including Vita Sackville-West, Mary Curzon and Henry VIII

In light of the current guidance for Covid-19 (coronavirus), Knole will be closed from Wednesday 18 March. The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff will always come first and with that in mind Knole house, Brewhouse Café, shops, car park and toilet facilities will all be closed. Find out more about how to access the parkland.

We've got a great programme of events lined up to run alongside our Fashioned from Paper exhibition. From making your own leather belt to drop-in craft activities in the Visitor Centre, browse our selection below.
 

Paper artist Denise Watson pins the finishing touches to her paper sculpture of Henry VIII

An afternoon with Denise Watson

Thu 30 Apr, 3-5pm. Meet the maker of 'Fashioned from Paper', Denise Watson, to hear about the design story of the exhibition. From researching the characters and costumes she would be creating, to experimenting with different papers and techniques, and finally constructing the completed mannequins, this event will give you a real insight into Denise's design process. After you've heard from Denise, join her for a cup of tea and the chance to ask questions.

Leather making tools and equipment

Make a leather belt

Cut, stitch and dye your own leather belt with guidance from the Crafty Goose Artisan School experts. Fri 15 May, 10.30am-1pm

Two teenage girls dressed in tudor costumes sit on a wooden bench in Knole's Stone Court, a Roman bust stands on a plinth in the corner

Family fashion parade

Join us for a day of family fun to dress up and explore the showrooms whilst wearing our beautiful Tudor costumes. Discover how a Tudor lady would get dressed - demonstrations will take place throughout the day at 11am, 1pm and 3pm on Sat 30 May, 27 Jun, 25 Jul & 29 Aug. Normal admission applies.

The shape of leaves embroidered in blue and gold thread using the crewelwork technique

Jacobean crewelwork embroidery

Inspired by our Fashioned from Paper exhibition, learn the Jacobean embroidery technique of crewelwork with Royal School of Needlework tutor Helen Jones. Thu 4 June, 10.30am-4pm

A watercolour picture of a lady in a green Georgian dress

Fashion history talk

Join historical dressmaker Meridith Towne for 'Hand-me-down: the life story of a dress', as she follows the journey of a special dress from its first creation in the 1840s to the end of its journey 100 years later.