Welcome to the Royal School of Needlework The International Centre
of Excellence for the
Art of Hand Embroidery
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
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.
- Congratulations to this years Certificate & Diploma prize winners: (1) Hilda Watson prize for Certificate Silk... http://t.co/oT0XXrr8AG21/12/2014
- If you're off skiing over the Christmas and New Year then some of you will be heading to La Savoie in France.... http://t.co/vvTR8CFmO719/12/2014