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RSN Collection Study Days

Up Close and Personal with the RSN's Collection

Don't miss the chance of a rare insight to our archived textile collection at our new Collection Study Days.  Normally kept behind the scenes at our school in Hampton Court Palace, the pieces offer an unparalleled source of history and inspiration.

The next Study Days focus on Fashion Accessories on 11 May and Underwear on 8 June.  Presented by Dr Clare Rose, an international expert in the history of dress, each Study Day includes
an introductory lecture and session examining selected examples from the Collections at close quarters. Dr Rose is also a Senior Lecturer in Contextual Studies on the RSN Degree Course and lecturer at the Victoria & Albert Museum.There is ample opportunity for discussion and for sharing information on textiles research and collections with Dr Rose.

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  • 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

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