A special collection of traditional and contemporary works from the Royal School of Needlework opens in Ely Cathedral today.
For Worship and Glory II exhibition at Ely opens today
The For Worship and Glory II exhibition was postponed from last year and follows the success of the RSN’s previous exhibition at Ely in 2015 but this time the traditional displays will be enriched by several contemporary fashion pieces from their highly regarded degree programme.
The exhibition, in the Lady Chapel, includes the 12 panels of the Litany of Loreto – the first time all 12 panels have been exhibited together since 2013 – a richly embroidered chair and some more modern pieces from the students.
Joss Palmer, event manager at Ely Cathedral said:
“We are delighted to be holding our second exhibition with the Royal School of Needlework. The previous RSN exhibition in 2015 included six of the Litany of Loreto panels but on this occasion we are fortunate to have all 12 which has rarely been seen before.
“We are particularly excited about the opportunity to display some of the more modern pieces from several extremely talented students of the RSN and some exquisite hand embroidered Christening gowns.
For Worship & Glory II takes place in Lady Chapel at Ely Cathedral from 27 January – 13 March 2022.
All Photo credits: RSN