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Coming to Williamsburg, Virginia, this October

We’re returning to the historic city of Williamsburg with a new series of Day Classes this October. Classes will be taught by RSN Tutor Rachel Doyle at the Williamsburg School of Needlework, Virginia from 13-24 October. Rachel brings years of experience, teaching on our Certificate & Diploma and Short Courses, working in our professional Embroidery Studio and as the author of the RSN Canvaswork Essential Stitch Guide.

Whether you’re a complete beginner or have years of experience we have something for everyone. Students can choose from a variety of techniques, including: Crewelwork, Appliqué and Whitework. From a cute mini pincushion in Canvas Stitches to Parisian Chic Stumpwork, you can create something to treasure. To find out more and book your spaces please click here

“I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for coming to North America to teach… I enjoyed every minute of it and I'm so grateful to have had you as an instructor. Taking the course was a dream come true for me.”
Mary Emanuel

Our Williamsburg Certificate & Diploma programme has now sold out. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please contact Claire Harrington.

  • Learn

    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.

  • Embroidery Studio

    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.

  • Shop

    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.
    Open daily: 1pm to 4.15pm