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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Embroidery courses for everyone

We are the international centre for embroidery teaching based at Hampton Court Palace in south-west London.  Taught in small, friendly classes with expert tutors, we welcome all levels of experience and students from all over the world.  All our embroidery tutors have been trained at the RSN over a minimum of three years' full-time study and they bring to each student a wealth of experience, technical knowledge and enthusiasm.

Day Classes 
Venues:  Hampton Court Palace, Exeter, Bristol, Rugby, Glasgow & San Francisco and in Williamsburg, Virginia
BOOKING NOW! Day Classes up to August 2015
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We run a varied programme of classes throughout the year at weekends and during the school holidays at Hampton Court Palace (and on set dates in Exeter, Bristol, Rugby and Glasgow, and in San Francisco and Williamsburg).  Our classes are ideal if you’re a complete beginner or if you’re looking to learn additional techniques and develop existing skills. 

This was my first course with the RSN and I was a bit nervous to be honest, but Becky and the other RSN staff were all was so friendly and made me feel very welcome.  The atmosphere was very relaxed and all-inclusive.  I learned so much and thoroughly enjoyed the course and the privilege of the experience of being with the RSN at Hampton Court .  October 2013 Frances Wortley - Bedford

Certificate and Diploma in Technical Hand Embroidery 
Venues: Hampton Court Palace, Bristol, Rugby, Durham, Glasgow & in San Francisco, Williamsburg, Tokyo, Nagoya & Osaka
Covering a range of core embroidery techniques these courses allow you to work on a flexible programme to fit around work and family commitments.  Taught in small informal groups you’ll be given expert tuition to help you develop your skills to a high standard. 

BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Arts
Validated by the University for the Creative Arts (UCAS code W740UCA) this is the only hand embroidery degree in Europe.

RSN Future Tutors Programme 
This course will help equip you for a career in embroidery.

Accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education




We teach in small, friendly classes

Contact details

For all course enquiries contact

Bookings T: +44(0)20 3166 6938


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