Royal School of Needlework

Welcome to the Royal School of Needlework The International Centre
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.

Season's Greetings to all our customers and supporters and wishing you a happy and healthy 2015.   Our offices will be closed from 24 December and re-open on Monday 4 January.   We look forward to seeing you in 2015!

Don't forget we have Christmas gifts galore online and in our shop on the East Front of Hampton Court Palace, opening times are:  
Monday – Friday: 1.00 – 4.00pm
Saturday 12.00 – 4.00pm
Closed Sunday 21 December
Christmas Eve 12.00 - 2.30pm

Our Class Gift Vouchers make the perfect present! Call +44(0)20 3166 6938 to buy your vouchers.

Image courtesy Nicola Jarvis Studio 2014 - kit available to buy online

Job vacancy:  A full- time RSN Classes Co-ordinator/Administrator

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

  • 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.

    Christmas delivery : 07 Dec ROW, 12 Dec Europe and 21 Dec UK

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