The Joy is in the Making

From Saturday 29 May - Sunday 31 October 2021, 10am - 4.30pm

Discover installations created by celebrities exploring the wellbeing benefits of hand making, and why the Arts & Crafts are relevant today. Be inspired by the process of pottery by Keith Brymer Jones, the intricate detail of cross stitch by Mr X Stitch, the beauty of embroidery from Niamh Wimperis, Kaffe Fassett’s colourful designs and Edith Bowman's joyful photographs.

Kaffe Fassett brings his colourful textiles to Standen

Kaffe Fassett in the Morning Room and Cook's Store  

From quilts to knitting, see Kaffe's work and have a go at 'quilting with Kaffe'.

Keith Brymer Jones

Keith Brymer Jones in the Dining Room  

See Keith's bespoke dinner service created for Standen and inspired by its Arts and Crafts collection.

Niamh Wimperis

Niamh Wimperis in the Drawing Room  

See Niamh's embroidery art and 'You complete me' piece inspired by Morris & Co's original sunflower wall paper hanging in the Drawing Room.

Edith Bowman

Edith Bowman in the Business Room  

See Edith's collection of letters and photographs in the Business Room.

Mr X Stitch - Jamie Chalmers

Mr X Stitch in the Billiard Room 

Jamie “Mr X Stitch” Chalmers is one of the world’s most well-known male embroiderers, an internationally exhibited textile artist and curator. See exhibits of his work in the Billiard Room.