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'A Virtuous Woman' by Layla Khoo

Reimagine the 'Lost Embroidery' at Hardwick Hall: Join Layla Khoo and stitch the fabric of modern virtue through creative participation.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Drawing inspiration from the themes of female virtue displayed in the Noble Women embroideries, Khoo is now embarking on the creation of a new artwork. Using recycled textiles to complete the piece, visitors are encouraged to express their ideas and notions of virtue and to contemplate who embodies the qualities of a virtuous woman today.

Delving into these reflections, visitors will explore how these virtues and values can be communicated, signalling a collective aspiration for the qualities we wish to see in society.

Please note that visitor participation will only be available on the days listed in the schedule. The level of participation will change as the project evolves.

On days when Layla Khoo is not at Hardwick, the room will be open for visitors to see the progress of the lost tapestry recreation.

Last entry to the hall is at 2.45pm.



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Booking details

Call 01246 850430 This event is not bookable but drop-in only.


Children welcome

Meeting point

This display will take place in the Museum Rooms in the Hall.


This display takes place on the ground floor in the Museum Rooms of the Hall and will be fully accessible. Please note that to view the upper floors of the hall, there is no lift available and is only accessible by stairs.

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