All rights reserved ©2018 National Needlework Archive
The Old Chapel Textile Centre, Main Street, Greenham Business Park, Newbury, RG19 6HW Tel: 01635 38740
The National Needlework Archive is a Registered Charity -
National Needlework Archive -
Old Chapel Textile Centre -
Archives and Study Collection
The NNA specialises in community textiles. We keep records of textiles, an extensive reference library and a textile collection
Conservation of the Country Wife Mural -
Designed by Constance Howard, and made by her and some of her students at Goldsmiths College, the mural now resides at the National Needlework Archive
The Old Chapel Textile Centre is a voluntary community project providing space for needlework and textile courses, workshops, exhibitions, conferences and events and is the home of the National Needlework Archive and the 'Country Wife' mural circa 1951.
The National Needlework Archive (NNA) was founded in 1998 as a charity and moved to The Old Chapel, Greenham Business Park, Newbury, in 2010. The chapel offers a great work space,educational space, as well as housing a growing collection of historical needlecraft items and database.
We aim to include all areas of the community in education and promotion of all aspects of needlecraft and textile art.
OLD CHAPEL OPENING TIMES between Thursday 1st February and Thursday 6th December
Tuesday to Thursday 10am to 4pm
First Saturday of the month 10am to 4pm
and Saturday 19th May during Open Studios 2018
The Country Wife will close to the public at 12 noon on Thursday 30th November 2017 and will reopen at 12 noon on Thursday 1st February 2018.