London Craft Week: Yemeni Embroidery

18 May 2024

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:30

Cost of entry


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Leighton House Museum

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses: 9, 10, 27, 28, 49, 328
  • Underground: High Street Kensington, Olympia or Holland Park
  • Coach/Car: Coaches may drop visitors off outside the Museum but cannot park.
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Learn traditional Yemeni embroidery.


In partnership with The Barakat Trust and as part of London Craft Week, this stitching  workshop  will introduce the patterns and techniques of Yemeni embroidery, traditionally used to embellish costumes.

Join Nouria Nagi, OBE (founder of Yemen Noor Foundation for Education and Relief) as she will show participants an example of a beautiful traditional Yemeni embroidered dress to inspire their stitching.  Nouria is currently leading a project to revive this vanishing art form whilst empowering Yemeni women artisans.

Useful information

  • All levels of ability and experience are welcome.
  • The workshop will take place in the dedicated Learning Centre at Leighton House.
  • After the workshop, participants will also have access to the museum and historic house.
  • Ticket price includes all the materials.

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