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Coronavirus Temporary Closure: Please note that Kettle’s Yard House and Gallery will be closed from 17 March 2020. You can keep up to date with the latest information here.

Café, galleries and shop: Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

House: Tuesday – Sunday 12  – 5pm

Free, timed entry tickets to the House are available at the information desk on arrival or online here.

Last entry to the House is at 4.30pm

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25 April 2020, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Join us for a one-day workshop of stitching with textile artist Richard McVetis. In this workshop you will learn traditional hand embroidery techniques and create your own stitched piece.

The day will begin with a tour of the House, looking at the textiles and embroidery in the collection. You will learn how to work a stitch in different threads and to change its scale and spacing, to combine stitches, to mark-make and draw. The workshop will explore the tenderness, slowness and rhythms of hand stitching.

Practical help will be given and no knowledge of particular and precise embroidery techniques is needed. You will come away with a unique and beautiful stitched piece.

£125, booking required, includes private tour, refreshments and 10% discount in the cafe, lunch not included


About the tutor

Richard uses a range of media, including drawing, installation, and textiles, to explore our perception of space and time. His minimalist work is an endless exploration, not just of form but of the reclamation and potential of process and repetition — a step-by-step examination of perspective and scale which unearths the human condition.

Richard was included in the 2019 TOAST Re-New display at Kettle’s Yard.


The Clore Learning Studio is fully accessible. It can be reached by stairs or by lift, to the basement -1 floor. There is an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities in the basement beside the Learning Studio. There are more toilets and facilities on the ground and first floors. The making part of the workshop will take place in the Clore Learning Studio.

The House is not fully accessible and  includes spiral staircase in the cottage and other stepped levels. The extension to the House is fully accessible and we are happy to accommodate all visitors wishing to join.

Terms and Conditions

Tickets are non-refundable.

If you need to cancel your booking, please inform us in writing as soon as possible at Kettle’s Yard Courses, Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 OAQ or email us at

No ticket may be resold or transferred.

We ask that you let us know at time of booking, of any allergy or food intolerance, and any dietary requirements.

Kettle’s Yard reserves the right to alter any part of the programme if necessary. We will only cancel courses after careful consideration, but reserve the right to do so under exceptional circumstances. In the event of a cancellation, participants will be informed in writing as soon as possible and course fees will be refunded in full.