Welcome to the Royal School of Needlework The International Centre
of Excellence for the
Art of Hand Embroidery
Dating back over 1000 years, with its roots in religious and royal embroidery, goldwork has a luxurious and opulent quality. The RSN is renowned for its teaching of goldwork and the traditional methods are used in churchwork, livery and royal commissions. Today, in addition to ecclesiastical, ceremonial and military applications, contemporary goldwork designs are used in the fashion industry and interior design. Goldwork embroidery uses a wide variety of metal threads including gilt copper and silver and can be combined with other techniques such as silk shading to produce sumptuous effects.
Keep in touch
- Today is #worldnatureconservationday, aiming to increase awareness and protection for natural resources. https://t.co/elSDmHWSO928/07/2016
- #HappyBirthdayBeatrix Celebrating the 150th birthday of one of our most loved authors! https://t.co/QXpNB0t5IV28/07/2016
- We will be at Kew Gardens from 27-29 August. On 29 August RSN CE will give two talks about flowers in embroidery. https://t.co/AX1JgaGkzx27/07/2016