Royal School of Needlework

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of Excellence for the
Art of Hand Embroidery

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Keeping the art of hand embroidery alive

We offer hand embroidery courses for all levels; conservation, restoration and repair of antique embroideries or creation of new commissions in our Embroidery Studio; tours to see some of our needlework Collection and more.

Black, White and Colour, an exhibition of RSN students' work at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park, Berkshire SL4 2HP. 
Open to the public on fixed days from 26 July to 1 November 2014.  More details here 

We have an annual Day Class programme here at Hampton Court Palace (and on set dates in Exeter, Bristol, Glasgow and from September 2014 in Rugby, and in the USA in San Francisco).  We teach our Certificate and Diploma course at Hampton Court Palace, in Bristol, Durham, Glasgow and Rugby and internationally in San Francisco and in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka in Japan.  We also offer a BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery validated by UCA (University for the Creative Arts).

  • Learn

    We run hand embroidery courses for all levels of experience including a Degree Programme.  Weekend classes, technical courses and additional classes are added online throughout the year.

  • 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 equipment, kits, specialist books, gifts and exclusive RSN products featuring images from our Collection.  We ship worldwide.

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