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Fuse Embroidery with History


If you love history, then why not fuse it with your passion for embroidery and join us for a number of classes taking place around the UK.   

RSN Tutor Helen Jones will be teaching a two Day Class (image left) in April, May and October, in Glasgow, Exeter and Hampton Court Palace respectively using Historical Stitch to Explore Jacobean Raised Work.  The class has been inspired by a 17th Century piece from the RSN Collection which is on display at our current exhibition, Stories in Stitch.   

In the Fashion Museum Bath, we have a few places remaining on our Day Classes in June and July.  Students can immerse themselves in the current Fashion Exhibition at the Museum and take inspiration from the exhibits. 

Choose from learning Decorative Embroidery inspired by a Tabbed Gauntlet Glove (image right) or beautiful Crewelwork motifs based on a 1690’s Petticoat.

For more information and bookings, please click on the links above or contact Noleen Wyatt-Jones on email or call +44(0)20 3166 6938.

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    We offer a thriving education programme for every level including a range of courses for beginners through to advanced. Students can choose to study Day Classes, a Certificate & Diploma, Future Tutors and Degree, as well as attend exhibitions, study and tour days.

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    We restore embroidered family heirlooms, home furnishings and items from places of worship.  We create bespoke embroidery for special occasions for individuals, organisations and corporate companies.

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    We sell embroidery kits, specialist books, needlework equipment, gifts & exclusive RSN products.  We ship worldwide and welcome customers to our shop based at Hampton Court Palace.
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