Welcome to the Royal School of Needlework The International Centre
of Excellence for the
Art of Hand Embroidery
Events & Exhibitions
RSN in-house Exhibitions & Events
RSN Durham Certificate and Diploma Summer Exhibition (18 – 20 August)
Come and see a wide range of students’ work from RSN Durham. The exhibition runs from 10am – 4pm at Studio 3, Fowlers Yard, Durham City DH1 3RA.
External Exhibitions & Events
Mr Selfridge Visits Worcester Cathedral! Dressed for Drama, 1-29 August
Dressed for Drama costume exhibition will feature around thirty five period costumes from British television and film, including Downton Abbey, Mr Selfridge, Far from the Madding Crowd, The Scandalous Lady W, The Crimson Field, Wolf Hall and The Danish Girl. It will include some beautiful dresses worn by stars such as Cary Mulligan and Natalie Dormer and Eddie Redmayne.
The costumes will be displayed in the stunning early 12th Century Chapter house at Worcester Cathedral, which is thought to be the first round chapter house in the world. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to get up close to the costumes to see the designs and craftsmanship that they have enjoyed on screen.
RSN CE Dr Susan Kay-Williams will give a Talk on Wednesday 24 August at 2.30pm, entitled ‘Embroidery in costume and fashion’ which will take us from the 18th century court to the Oscar red carpet, and from Rodeo Drive to the High Street. For more information click here.
Visitors will enter the RSN Embroidery Studios, part of the Baroque Palace built for King William III and Queen Mary II. You will learn about part of the Tudor Palace survival hidden under our floorboards and see how this space is used by the RSN today. Find more information here.
The Knitting & Stitching Show, Dublin, 20-23 October. Stand – TG11
RSN Bristol will be exhibiting for the first time at the South West’s showcase of patchwork, quilting, sewing and embroidery. More information here.
The Knitting & Stitching Show, Harrogate, 24-27 November. Stand – C290
1953 Coronation Robe sampler
To discuss events, exhibitions and the loan of RSN Collection pieces contact:
Keep in touch
- Want to join Kirstie Allsopp, Patrick Grant and Mr X Stitch at @Handmade Fair? Head over to our Facebook page for your chance to win.23/07/2016
- We're sharing this beautiful Metalwork piece by Graduate FT Becky Quine. Learn the technique https://t.co/hUUXFDWqJP https://t.co/m9Cu1QvM7N22/07/2016