Welcome to the Royal School of Needlework The International Centre
of Excellence for the
Art of Hand Embroidery
Tutors: Helen McCook
Helen McCook is the author of the Goldwork RSN Essential Stitch Guide. She teaches at the RSN on both our Day Classes and Certificate & Diploma both in the UK and the United States. Helen also teaches the Certificate & Diploma programme at RSN Scotland and was appointed as the first artist in residence for the Scottish National Portrait Gallery’s educative initiative.
Working as part of the RSN team which created the embellishment for the shoes; veil and wedding dress for Katherine Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and Helen has worked on a variety of private commissions.
After completing a BA (Hons) Degree and the RSN Apprenticeship, Helen worked in a range of high profile roles in the textiles industry, working for both auction houses and ateliers. She has extensive experience in theatre and film costume and pieces of her work can be found in private collections and galleries worldwide, including in the British Royal Collection. Her work has been featured in publications such as: Embroidery, Selvedge, Vogue and Vanity Fair.
Upcoming courses by Helen McCook
|18/03/2017||Design Masterclass: Inspired by the Designs of Pugin - Hampton Court||View|
|20/03/2017||Opus Anglicanum - Hampton Court||View|
|08/06/2017||Mounting Your Embroidery - Hampton Court||View|
|10/06/2017||Design Masterclass: Inspired by the Designs of Pugin - Glasgow||View|
|16/06/2017||Mounting Your Embroidery - Glasgow||View|
|14/08/2017||Historic Blackwork Sampler - Hampton Court||View|
|19/08/2017||Historic Stitches Sampler Inspired by Palace Portraits - Hampton Court||View|
|02/09/2017||Mini Tassels - Glasgow||View|
|07/09/2017||Historic Stitches Sampler Inspired by Glasgow Art Club - Glasgow||View|
|18/09/2017||Masterclass: Goldwork Or Nue - Hampton Court||View|
|04/11/2017||Design Masterclass: Stitch Plan & Stitch Sampling - Glasgow||View|
|18/11/2017||Design Masterclass: Stitch Plan & Stitch Sampling - Hampton Court||View|
|02/12/2017||Silk Shading & Metal Thread Sampler - Hampton Court||View|